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  1. paul, Up and down the Cline: Fischer, Norde, Perridon (Eds)

Message 1: Up and down the Cline: Fischer, Norde, Perridon (Eds)

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 14:54:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: Up and down the Cline: Fischer, Norde, Perridon (Eds)

Title: Up and down the Cline
Subtitle: The Nature of Grammaticalization
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 59

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: Olga Fischer, University of Amsterdam
Editor: Muriel Norde, University of Amsterdam
Editor: Harry Perridon, University of Amsterdam

Paperback: ISBN: 9027229694, Pages: viii, 406 pp., Price: EURO 65.00


The basic idea behind this volume is to probe the nature of
grammaticalization. Its contributions focus on the following
questions: (i) In how far can grammaticalization be considered a
universal diachronic process or mechanism of change and in how far is
it conditioned by synchronic factors? (ii) What is the role of the
speaker in grammaticalization? (iii) Does grammaticalization itself
provide a cause for change or is it an epiphenomenon, i.e. a
conglomeration of causal factors/mechanisms which elsewhere occur
independently? (iv) If it is epiphenominal, how do we explain that
similar pathways so often occur in known cases of grammaticalization?
(v) Is grammaticalization unidirectional? (vi) What is the nature of
the parameters guiding grammaticalization? The overall aim of the book
is to enrich our understanding of what grammaticalization does or does
not entail via detailed case studies in combination with theoretical
and methodological discussions.

Table of contents

Preface vii 
Introduction: In search of grammaticalization
Olga Fischer, Muriel Norde and Harry Perridon 1--16 
On directionality in language change with particular reference to
Martin Haspelmath 17--44 
Rescuing traditional (historical) linguistics from grammaticalization
Brian D. Joseph 45--71 
The English s-genitive: A case of degrammaticalization?
Anette Rosenbach 73--96 
An investigation into the marginal modals dare and need in British
	present-day English: A corpus-based approach
Martine Taeymans 97--114 
Redefining unidirectionality: Is there life after modality?
Debra Ziegeler 115--135 
>From pronominalizer to pragmatic marker: Implications for
	unidirectionality from a crosslinguistic perspective
Foong Ha Yap, Stephen Matthews and Kaoru Horie 137--168 
Conditionals and subjectification: Implications for a theory of
	semantic change
Jacqueline Visconti 169--192 
Unidirectionality in the grammaticalization of modality in Greek
Anastasios Tsangalidis 193--209 
How cognitive is grammaticalization? The history of the Catalan perfet
Ulrich Detges 211--227 
Perfect and resultative constructions in spoken and non-standard
Jim Miller 229--246 
Grammaticalization and standardization
Lea Laitinen 247--262 
External factors behind cross-linguistic similarities
Ilona Herlin and Lari Kotilainen 263--279 
What constitutes a case of grammaticalization? Evidence from the
	development of copulas from demonstratives in Passamaquoddy
Eve Ng 281--298 
Multi-categorial items as underspecified lexical entries: The case of
	Kambera w�ngu
Marian Klamer 299--323 
The acquisition of polysemous forms: The case of bei2 ("give") in
Kwok-shing Wong 325--343 
Phonetic absence as syntactic prominence: Grammaticalization in
	isolating tonal languages
Umberto Ansaldo and Lisa Lim 345--362 
Grammaticalization of word order: Evidence from Lithuanian
Sergey Say 363--384

Lingfield(s):	Historical Linguistics
		Linguistic Theories
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