Eng Terminology, Concept of Grammaticalisation
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I am working on the history of the concept of grammaticalisation and I was hoping that some of you might be willing to answer a few questions regarding this topic. One of the things I am looking at at the moment is when the term(s - since grammaticisation for instance is so similar) was first used, after Givon 'revived' the topic in the early 1970's. So if you don't mind telling me when you first came across the term (and where) that would be great.
I am also interested in hearing if any of you have been involved in work on a similar concept but where you did not use this term (or grammaticisation for instance) but either used no term at all or called it something different.
Last but not least, I am interested in looking at earlier discussions of similar concepts, early C20 or C19 or even before that so if you have any suggestions - please let me know.
I will post a summary if I get some replies, if you could please send your replies to me at
PhD Student (The History of Grammaticalisation)
Dept of English Language and Lingustics
University of Sheffield
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