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Books: Modified Issue 14.2147: Hopper, Closs Traugott

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Message 1: Modified Issue 14.2147: Hopper, Closs Traugott

Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:39:35 +0000
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Subject: Modified Issue 14.2147: Hopper, Closs Traugott

Title: Grammaticalization
Subtitle: Second Edition
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Paul J. Hopper, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,PA 
Author: Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Stanford University 
Hardback: ISBN: 0521009480, Pages: 296, Price: $70.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521804213, Pages: 296, Price: $27.00

"The book is a lucid and highly readable discussion of excellent treatment of a central aspect of

Grammaticalization refers to the change whereby lexical terms and
constructions serve grammatical functions in certain linguistic
contexts and, once grammaticalized, continue to develop new
grammatical functions. Paul Hopper and Elizabeth Traugott synthesize
research from several areas of linguistics in this revised
introduction to the subject. The book includes substantial updates on
theoretical and methodological issues that have arisen in the decade
since the first edition, as well as a significantly expanded
bibliography. Particular attention is paid to recent debates over
directionality in change and the role of grammaticalization in

Preface to the second edition and acknowledgements; List of
abbreviations; 1. Some preliminaries; 2. The history of
grammaticalization; 3. Reanalysis; 4. Pragmatic factor; 5. The
hypothesis of unidirectionality; 6. Clause-internal morphological
changes; 7. Grammaticalization across clauses; 8. Grammaticalization
in situations of extreme language contact; 9. Summary and suggestions
for further work; References; Index of names; Index of languages;
General index.
Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
		Linguistic Theories

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