On the basis of synchronic and diachronic data analysis, the volume takes a
close look at the synchronic layers of binominal size noun and type noun uses
(a bunch/a load of X; a sort of X; a Y type of X) and reconsiders the framework
of grammaticalization in view of issues raised by the phrases under discussion.
As a result, a construction grammar-approach to grammaticalization is
developed which does justice to the syntagmatic lexical, or collocational,
reclustering observed in the data within an eclectic cognitive-functional