Approaches to Grammaticalization

Volume I. Theoretical and methodological issues

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The study of grammaticalization raises a number of fundamental theoretical issues pertaining to the relation of langue and parole, creativity and automatic coding, synchrony and diachrony, categoriality and continua, typological characteristics and language-specific forms, etc., and therefore challenges some of the basic tenets of twentieth century linguistics.

This two-volume work presents a number of diverse theoretical viewpoints on grammaticalization and gives insights into the genesis, development, and organization of grammatical categories in a number of language world-wide, with particular attention to morphosyntactic and semantic-pragmatic issues.

The papers in Volume I are divided into two sections, the first concerned with general method, and the second with issues of directionality. Those in Volume II are divided into five sections: verbal structure, argument structure, subordination, modality, and multiple paths of grammaticalization.

[Typological Studies in Language, 19:1]  1991.  xii, 360 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
xi
Introduction
Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Bernd Heine
1
I. General Method
15
On some principles of grammaticization
Paul J. Hopper
17
On the gradualness of grammaticalization
Frank Lichtenberk
37
Serial verbs and the mental reality of ‘event’: Grammatical vs. cognitive packaging
T. Givón
81
Grammaticalization as retextualization
Johanna Nichols and Alan Timberlake
129
II. Directionality
147
From cognition to grammar: Evidence from African languages
Bernd Heine, Ulrike Claudi and Friederike Hünnemeyer
149
The semantics-pragmatics of grammaticalization revisited
Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Ekkehard König
189
The de dicto domain in language
Zygmunt Frajzyngier
219
The grammaticallization of rhetorical questions in Tamil
Susan C. Herring
253
Some grammaticalization changes in Estonian and their implications
Lyle Campbell
285
The last stages of grammatical elements; contractive and expansive desemanticization
Joseph H. Greenberg
301
Substrates, calquing and grammaticalization in Melanesian pidgin
Roger M. Keesing
315
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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