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LINGUIST List 23.4686

Thu Nov 08 2012

Books: Grammaticalization and Language Change: Davidse, Breban, Brems, Mortelmans (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Nov-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Grammaticalization and Language Change: Davidse, Breban, Brems, Mortelmans (Eds)
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Title: Grammaticalization and Language Change
Subtitle: New reflections
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 130

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
http://www.benjamins.com/


Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.130


Editor: Kristin Davidse
Editor: Tine Breban
Editor: Lieselotte Brems
Editor: Tanja Mortelmans

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273239 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273239 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273239 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205971 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205971 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205971 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00


Abstract:

This collective volume focuses on the latest developments in the study of grammaticalization and related processes of change such as degrammaticalization, constructionalization, lexicalization, and petrification. It addresses topical issues relating to the motivations, sources, defining features, and outcomes of these changes. New theoretical reflections are offered on the pragmatic motivation of grammaticalization paths, process-oriented differences between grammaticalization, lexicalization and degrammaticalization, the question of gradualness and pace of grammaticalization, and deictics as a distinct source of grammaticalization. The articles describe various constructional and distributional changes affecting deictics, determiners, reflexives, clitics, nouns, affixes, adverbs and (auxiliary) verbs, mainly in the Germanic and Romance languages. The volume will be of great interest to historical linguists working on grammaticalization and related changes, and to all linguists working on the interface between morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse.



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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