Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34674

Still Needed:

$40326

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: Lexicalization and Language Change
Written By: Laurel J. Brinton
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521833108
Series Title: Research Surveys in Linguistics
Description:

Lexicalization, a process of language change, has been conceptualized in a
variety of ways. Broadly defined as the adoption of concepts into the
lexicon, it has been viewed by syntacticians as the reverse process of
grammaticalization, by morphologists as a routine process of
word-formation, and by semanticists as the development of concrete
meanings. In this up-to-date survey, Laurel Brinton and Elizabeth Traugott
examine the various conceptualizations of lexicalization that have been
presented in the literature. In light of contemporary work on
grammaticalization, they then propose a new, unified model of
lexicalization and grammaticalization. Their approach is illustrated with a
variety of case studies from the history of English, including present
participles, multi-word verbs, adverbs, and discourse markers, as well as
some examples from other Indo-European languages. The first review of the
various approaches to lexicalization, this book will be invaluable to
students and scholars of historical linguistics and language change.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521833108
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 350
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00
U.S. $ 75.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521540631
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 350
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 34.99