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Demonstratives [electronic resource] : form, function, and grammaticalization.

By: Diessel, Holger.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language : v. 42: Publisher: Netherlands : John Benjamins, 1999Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9789027298577 (electronic bk.); 9027298572 (electronic bk.); 1556196563 (US hbk); 9781556196560 (US hbk); 1556196571 (US pbk); 9781556196577 (US pbk); 9027229430 (Eur. pbk); 9789027229434 (Eur. pbk); 9789027229427 (Eur. hbk); 9027229422 (Eur. hbk); 1282162837; 9781282162839.Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Demonstratives | Morphology | Semantics | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax | Pragmatics | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax | Aanwijzende voornaamwoorden | Grammatica | Grammaticalisering | TaaltypologieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Demonstratives.DDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
DEMONSTRATIVES; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER 1. Introduction; CHAPTER 2. Morphology; CHAPTER 3. Semantics; CHAPTER 4. Syntax; CHAPTER 5. Pragmatic use; CHAPTER 6. Grammaticalization; CHAPTER 7. Conclusion; Notes; APPENDIX A. Data sources; APPENDIX B. The inflectional features of pronominal demonstratives; References; Language Index; Name Index; Subject Index; The Series TYPOLOGICAL STUDIES IN LANGUAGE.
Summary: All languages have demonstratives, but their form, meaning and use vary tremendously across the languages of the world. This book presents the first large-scale analysis of demonstratives from a cross-linguistic and diachronic perspective. It is based on a representative sample of 85 languages. The first part of the book analyzes demonstratives from a synchronic point of view, examining their morphological structures, semantic features, syntactic functions, and pragmatic uses in spoken and written discourse. The second part concentrates on diachronic issues, in particular on the development of.
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each section.

DEMONSTRATIVES; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER 1. Introduction; CHAPTER 2. Morphology; CHAPTER 3. Semantics; CHAPTER 4. Syntax; CHAPTER 5. Pragmatic use; CHAPTER 6. Grammaticalization; CHAPTER 7. Conclusion; Notes; APPENDIX A. Data sources; APPENDIX B. The inflectional features of pronominal demonstratives; References; Language Index; Name Index; Subject Index; The Series TYPOLOGICAL STUDIES IN LANGUAGE.

All languages have demonstratives, but their form, meaning and use vary tremendously across the languages of the world. This book presents the first large-scale analysis of demonstratives from a cross-linguistic and diachronic perspective. It is based on a representative sample of 85 languages. The first part of the book analyzes demonstratives from a synchronic point of view, examining their morphological structures, semantic features, syntactic functions, and pragmatic uses in spoken and written discourse. The second part concentrates on diachronic issues, in particular on the development of.

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