Grammaticalization (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) by Paul J. Hopper,Elizabeth Closs Traugott

By Paul J. Hopper,Elizabeth Closs Traugott

this can be a normal creation to grammaticalization, the switch wherein lexical phrases and buildings are available in convinced linguistic contexts to serve grammatical features, and, as soon as grammaticalized, proceed to strengthen new grammatical services. The authors synthesize paintings from numerous parts of linguistics, together with old linguistics, discourse research, and pragmatics. info are drawn from many languages together with Ewe, Finnish, French, Hindi, Hittite, jap, Malay, and particularly English. This 2003 moment variation has been completely revised with great updates on theoretical and methodological matters that experience arisen within the decade because the first variation, and features a considerably improved bibliography. specific consciousness is paid to fresh debates over directionality in switch and the function of grammaticalization in creolization. Grammaticalization could be a important and stimulating textbook for all linguists attracted to the improvement of grammatical kinds and also will be of curiosity to readers in anthropology and psychology.

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