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LINGUIST List 23.155

Mon Jan 09 2012

Books: Historical Ling/Morphology: Nørgård-Sørensen, Heltoft, Schøsler

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Connecting Grammaticalisation: Nørgård-Sørensen, Heltoft, Schøsler


Message 1: Connecting Grammaticalisation: Nørgård-Sørensen, Heltoft, Schøsler
Date: 09-Jan-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Connecting Grammaticalisation: Nørgård-Sørensen, Heltoft, Schøsler
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Title: Connecting Grammaticalisation
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 65
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/sfsl.65

Author: Jens Nørgård-Sørensen
Author: Lars Heltoft
Author: Lene Schøsler
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284136 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284136 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215758 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215758 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215758 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

This monograph presents a view on grammaticalisation radically different from
standard views centering around the cline of grammaticality. Grammar is seen
as a complex sign system, and, as a consequence, grammatical change always
comprises semantic change. What unites morphology, topology (word order),
constructional syntax and other grammatical subsystems is their paradigmatic
organisation. The traditional concept of an inflexional paradigm is generalised as
the structuring principle of grammar. Grammatical change involves paradigmatic
restructuring, and in the process of grammatical change morphological,
topological and constructional paradigms often connect to form complex
paradigms. The book introduces the concept of "connecting grammaticalisation"
to describe the formation, restructuring and dismantling of such complex
paradigms. Drawing primarily on data from Germanic, Romance and Slavic
languages, the book offers both a broad general discussion of theoretical issues
(part one) and three case studies (part two).

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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