Publication details [#53304]

Croft, William. 2010. The origins of grammaticalization in the verbalization of experience. Linguistics 48 (1) : 1–48.
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De Gruyter


Opposing the traditional theory of morphosyntactic change, according to which innovation is rare, this paper argues that grammaticalization, and language change in general, arise from the variation inherent in experience verbalization.