LINGUIST List 31.1935

Thu Jun 11 2020

Books: World Lexicon of Grammaticalization: Kouteva, Heine, Hong, Long, Narrog, Rhee

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Date: 22-May-2020
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Subject: World Lexicon of Grammaticalization: Kouteva, Heine, Hong, Long, Narrog, Rhee
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Title: World Lexicon of Grammaticalization
Subtitle: 2nd Edition
Published: 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Tania Kouteva
Author: Bernd Heine
Author: Bo Hong
Author: Haiping Long
Author: Heiko Narrog
Author: Seongha Rhee
Electronic: ISBN: 9781108588546 Pages: 646 Price: U.S. $ 40.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107136243 Pages: 646 Price: U.S. $ 155.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316501764 Pages: 646 Price: U.S. $ 49.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316501764 Pages: 646 Price: U.K. £ 39.99

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.

Extensively revised and updated, this second edition provides, in an A-Z format, an analysis of the most important generalizations that have been made on the unidirectional change of grammatical forms and constructions. Based on the analysis of more than 1,000 languages, it reconstructs over 500 processes of grammatical change in the languages of the world, including East Asian languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Readers are provided with the tools to discover how lexical and grammatical meanings can be related to one another in a principled way, how such issues as polysemy, heterosemy, and transcategoriality are dealt with, and why certain linguistic forms have simultaneous lexical and grammatical functions. Definitions of lexical concepts are provided with examples from a broad variety of languages, and references to key relevant research literature. Linguists and other scholars will gain a better understanding of languages on a worldwide scale.

1. Introduction
2. Grammatical concepts used in this work
3. Source-target lexicon.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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