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Title: New Reflections on Grammaticalization
Edited By: Gabriele Diewald
Ilse Wischer
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language, 49

John Benjamins Publishing would like to announce the publication of the following book in the field of Functional Linguistics

New Reflections on Grammaticalization

Ilse Wischer and Gabriele Diewald (eds.)
University of Potsdam/University of Hamburg

The contributions in this volume cover a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues and raise a number of new questions that indicate the future direction of grammaticalization studies. The volume focuses on issues such as grammaticalization and lexicalization; the unidirectionality hypothesis; the issue of the relevance of contexts for grammaticalization; the description of grammaticalization paths. Much of the current work concentrates on such categories, as discourse markers, honorifics or classifiers, which have not previously been central to works on grammaticalization. Other studies take a new perspective on known grammaticalization paths by applying concepts adopted from other linguistic fields, such as prototype theory, morphocentricity, or by discussing their findings from a comparative or typological angle, presenting data from a large number of languages, often based on extensive empirical investigations of written and spoken text corpora.

Contributions by: Johan van der Auwera; Dagmar Barth-Weingarten; Philippe Bourdin; Adrienne Bruyn; Wallace Chafe; Concepcion Company; Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen; Aidan Doyle; Colette Grinevald; Gerda Hassler; Bernd Heine; Esa Itkonen; Jurgen Klausenburger; Lea Laitinen; Christian Lehmann; Carol Lord; Gunter Lorenz; Marianne Mithun; Muriel Norde; Jose Pinto De Lima; Taru Salminen; Sung-Ock Sohn; Soteria Svorou; Liang Tao; Heide Wegener.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588111210
ISBN-13: 9781588111210
Pages: xiv, 437 pp.
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ISBN: 1588111229
ISBN-13: 9781588111227
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ISBN: 9027229554
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