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Journal Title: Language Sciences
Volume/Issue:   36/1
Issue Title: Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 1. Editorial board and publication information
Pages IFC

2. Current trends in grammaticalization research
Pages 1-6
Muriel Norde, Karin Beijering, Alexandra Lenz

3. Facets of subjectification
Pages 7-17
Jacqueline Visconti

4. Morphological theory and grammaticalisation: the role of meaning and local generalisations
Pages 18-31
Hans-Olav Enger

5. Degrammaticalization and constructionalization: two case studies
Pages 32-46
Graeme Trousdale, Muriel Norde

6. Syncretism and functional expansion in Germanic wh-expressions
Pages 47-65
Øystein Alexander Vangsnes

7. Homoplasy in diachronic grammar
Pages 66-77
Freek Van de Velde, Joop van der Horst

8. Goal–source asymmetry and crosslinguistic grammaticalization patterns: a cognitive-typological approach
Pages 78-89
Kaori Kabata

9. Body part terms as a semantic basis for grammaticalization: a Mordvin case study into spatial reference and beyond
Pages 90-102
Remco van Pareren

10. The grammaticalization of the have perfect in Dutch – a corpus study of contextual extension and semantic generalization
Pages 103-112
Evie Coussé

11. The Swedish verb låta ‘let’ from a synchronic and diachronic perspective
Pages 113-123
Gudrun Rawoens

12. De-auxiliarization without de-modalization in the Dutch core modals: a case of collective degrammaticalization?
Pages 124-133
Jan Nuyts

13. The emergence of the s-genitive in Danish
Pages 134-146
Harry Perridon

14. From noun to intensifier: massa and massa’s in Flemish varieties of Dutch
Pages 147-160
Bernard De Clerck, Timothy Colleman
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.654