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  1. paul, Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English: Lindquist, Mair (Eds)

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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 14:45:57 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English: Lindquist, Mair (Eds)

Title: Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 13

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

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Editor: Hans Lindquist, V�xj� University
Editor: Christian Mair, Albert-Ludwigs-Universit�t Freiburg

Hardback: ISBN: 9027222843, Pages: xiv, 265 pp., Price: EURO 95.00


Grammaticalization is an important concept in general and typological
linguistics and a prominent type of explanation in historical
linguistics. For historical corpus linguists, grammaticalization
theory provides a frame of orientation in their effort to analyze and
systematize a fast-accumulating mass of data. Students of
grammaticalization have become increasingly aware of the potential of
existing corpora and established corpus-linguistic methodology for
their work. This book continues and develops the dialogue between the
two fields. All the contributions are based on extensive use of
various electronic corpora. Relating corpus practices to recent
theoretical concerns of grammaticalization studies they deal with
grammaticalization and historical sociolinguistics, lexicalization and
grammaticalization, layering, frequency, grammaticalization and
dialects, degrammaticalization and grammaticalization in a contrastive
perspective. The papers show that a synthesis of corpus methodology
and grammaticalization studies leads to new and interesting insights
about the mechanisms of language change and the communicative
functions of language.

Table of contents

Preface vii 

Hans Lindquist and Christian Mair ix--xiv 

Three perspectives on grammaticalization: Lexico-grammar, corpora and
historical sociolinguistics
Terttu Nevalainen 1--31 

Have to, gotta, must? Grammaticalisation, variation and specialization
in English deontic modality
Sali A. Tagliamonte 33--55 

The semantic path from modality to aspect: be able to in a
cross-linguistic perspective
Karin Aijmer 57--78 

The passival and the progressive passive: A case study of layering in
the English aspect and voice systems
Marianne Hundt 79--120 

Corpus linguistics and grammaticalisation theory: Statistics,
frequencies, and beyond
Christian Mair 121--150

Grammaticalisation from side to side: On the development of
Matti Rissanen 151--170 

Are low-frequency complex prepositions grammaticalized? On the limits
of corpus data -- and the importance of intuition
Sebastian Hoffmann 171--210 

Life after degrammaticalisation: Plural be
Laura Wright 211--226 

Subject clitics in English: A case of degrammaticalization?*
Laurel J. Brinton 227--256 

Name index 257 
Subject index 259

Lingfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s):	English (Language code: ENG)
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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