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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
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521833108
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 350
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00
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ISBN: 0521540631
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Pages: 350
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