Grammaticalization and Language Change
This collective volume focuses on the latest developments in the study of grammaticalization and related processes of change such as degrammaticalization, constructionalization, lexicalization, and petrification. It addresses topical issues relating to the motivations, sources, defining features, and outcomes of these changes. New theoretical reflections are offered on the pragmatic motivation of grammaticalization paths, process-oriented differences between grammaticalization, lexicalization and degrammaticalization, the question of gradualness and pace of grammaticalization, and deictics as a distinct source of grammaticalization. The articles describe various constructional and distributional changes affecting deictics, determiners, reflexives, clitics, nouns, affixes, adverbs and (auxiliary) verbs, mainly in the Germanic and Romance languages. The volume will be of great interest to historical linguists working on grammaticalization and related changes, and to all linguists working on the interface between morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 130] 2012. viii, 342 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | pp. vii–viii
Introduction: New reflections on the sources, outcomes, defining features and motivations of grammaticalizationTine Breban, Jeroen Vanderbiesen, Kristin Davidse, Lieselotte Brems and Tanja Mortelmans | pp. 1–36
Bühler’s two-field theory of pointing and naming and the deictic origins of grammatical morphemesHolger Diessel | pp. 37–50
On the origins of grammaticalization and other types of language change in discourse strategiesRichard Waltereit | pp. 51–72
Lehmann’s parameters revisitedMuriel Norde | pp. 73–110
“Paradigmatic integration”: The fourth stage in an expanded grammaticalization scenarioGabriele Diewald and Elena Smirnova | pp. 111–134
“The ghosts of old morphology”: Lexicalization or (de)grammaticalization?Laurel J. Brinton | pp. 135–166
Grammaticalization, constructions and the grammaticalization of constructionsGraeme Trousdale | pp. 167–198
Gradualness of grammaticalization in Romance. The position of French, Spanish and ItalianWalter De Mulder and Béatrice Lamiroy | pp. 199–226
Development of periphrastic tense and aspect constructions in Irish and WelshPatricia Ronan | pp. 227–248
Emergence and grammaticalization of constructions within the se me network of SpanishChantal Melis and Marcela Flores | pp. 249–270
A discourse-based analysis of object clitic doubling in SpanishVictoria Vázquez Rozas and Marcos García Salido | pp. 271–298
The many careers of negative polarity itemsRegine Eckardt | pp. 299–326
Author Index | pp. 327–330
Subject Index | pp. 331–342
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Main BIC Subject
CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General