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Title: What makes Grammaticalization?
Subtitle: A Look from its Fringes and its Components
Edited By: Bjorn Wiemer
Walter Bisang
Nikolaus P. Himmelmann
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110181525-1&l=E
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 158
Description:

The status of grammaticalization has been the subject of many controversial
discussions. The contributions to What makes Grammaticalization? approach
the prevalent phenomenon from the angle of language structure and focus on
the interrelation between the levels of phonology, pragmatics (inference),
discourse and the lexicon and some of them try to integrate the areal
perspective. A wealth of data from Slavonic languages as well as from
languages of other genetic and areal affiliation is discussed. The book is
of interest to linguists specializing in grammaticalization,
lexicalization, and morphological typology, to language typologists as
well as to functional, historical and, cognitive linguists.

Walter Bisang is Professor of Linguistics at Mainz University, Germany.

Nikolaus Himmelmann is Professor of Linguistics at Ruhr University Bochum,
Germany.

Björn Wiemer teaches at the University of Konstanz, Germany.


From the Table of Contents

I. GENERAL ISSUES

W. Bisang, B. Wiemer
Introduction: What makes grammaticalization - a look from its components
and its fringes

N. Himmelmann:
Lexicalization and grammaticization: opposite or orthogonal


II. ON BUILDING GRAMMAR FROM BELOW AND FROM ABOVE: BETWEEN PHONOLOGY AND
PRAGMATICS

L. Gaeta
Exploring grammaticalization from below

S. Günthner & K. Mutz:
Grammaticalization vs. pragmaticalization? The development of pragmatic
markers in German and Italian

W. Bisang:
Grammaticalization without coevolution of form and meaning as an areal
phenomenon in East and mainland Southeast Asia - the case of
tense-aspect-mood (TAM)

D. Weiss:
The rise of an indefinite article: the case of Macedonian eden


III. GRAMMATICAL DERIVATION

V. Lehmann
Grammaticalization via extending derivation

K. Böttger
Grammaticalization the derivational way: the Russian aspectual prefixes
po-, za-, ot-


IV. THE ROLE OF LEXICAL SEMANTICS AND OF CONSTRUCTIONS

E. König & L. Vezzosi
The role of predicate meaning in the development of reflexivity

B. Hansen
Modals and boundaries of grammaticalization. The case of Russian, Polish
and Serbian/Croatian

B. Wiemer
The evolution of passives as grammatical constructions in Northern Slavic
and Baltic languages


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Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Pragmatics
Typology
Subject Language(s): German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Serbian
Language Family(ies): Baltic
Slavic Subgroup
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