Grammaticalization / Edition 2

Grammaticalization / Edition 2

by Paul J. Hopper, Elizabeth Closs Traugott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521804213

ISBN-13: 9780521804219

Pub. Date: 07/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Grammaticalization refers to the change whereby lexical terms and constructions serve grammatical functions in certain linguistic contexts and, once grammaticalized, continue to develop new grammatical functions. Paul Hopper and Elizabeth Traugott synthesize research from several areas of linguistics in this revised introduction to the subject. The book includes

Overview

Grammaticalization refers to the change whereby lexical terms and constructions serve grammatical functions in certain linguistic contexts and, once grammaticalized, continue to develop new grammatical functions. Paul Hopper and Elizabeth Traugott synthesize research from several areas of linguistics in this revised introduction to the subject. The book includes substantial updates on theoretical and methodological issues that have arisen in the decade since the first edition, as well as a significantly expanded bibliography. Particular attention is paid to recent debates over directionality in change and the role of grammaticalization in creolization. First Edition Hb (1993): 0-521-36655-0 First Edition Pb (1993): 0-521-36684-4

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521804219
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition and acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Some preliminaries; 2. The history of grammaticalization; 3. Reanalysis; 4. Pragmatic factor; 5. The hypothesis of unidirectionality; 6. Clause-internal morphological changes; 7. Grammaticalization across clauses; 8. Grammaticalization in situations of extreme language contact; 9. Summary and suggestions for further work; References; Index of names; Index of languages; General index.

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