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Up and down the cline-- the nature of grammaticalization [electronic resource] / edited by Olga Fischer, Muriel Norde, Harry Perridon.

By: New Reflections on Grammaticalization II Conference (2002 : University of Amsterdam).
Contributor(s): Fischer, Olga | Norde, Muriel, 1968- | Perridon, Harry.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: v. 59.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2004Description: 1 online resource (viii, 406 p.).ISBN: 9789027295477 (electronic bk.); 9027295476 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization -- Congresses | Linguistics | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization | Electronic books | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax | GrammaticaliseringGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Up and down the cline-- the nature of grammaticalization.DDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Up and down the Cline -- The Nature of Grammaticalization; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of contents; Preface; Introduction; On directionality in language change with particular reference to grammaticalization*; Rescuing traditional (historical) linguistics from grammaticalization theory*; The English s-genitive; An investigation into the marginal modals dare and need in British present-day English; Redefining unidirectionality; From pronominalizer to pragmatic marker; Conditionals and subjectification; Unidirectionality in the grammaticalization of modality in Greek.
Summary: The basic idea behind this volume is to probe the nature of grammaticalization. Its contributions focus on the following questions: (i) In how far can grammaticalization be considered a universal diachronic process or mechanism of change and in how far is it conditioned by synchronic factors? (ii) What is the role of the speaker in grammaticalization? (iii) Does grammaticalization itself provide a cause for change or is it an epiphenomenon, i.e. a conglomeration of causal factors/mechanisms which elsewhere occur independently? (iv) If it is epiphenominal, how do we explain that similar pathway.
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Papers presented at the New Reflections on Grammaticalization II Conference held at the University of Amsterdam on April 4-6, 2002.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Up and down the Cline -- The Nature of Grammaticalization; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Table of contents; Preface; Introduction; On directionality in language change with particular reference to grammaticalization*; Rescuing traditional (historical) linguistics from grammaticalization theory*; The English s-genitive; An investigation into the marginal modals dare and need in British present-day English; Redefining unidirectionality; From pronominalizer to pragmatic marker; Conditionals and subjectification; Unidirectionality in the grammaticalization of modality in Greek.

The basic idea behind this volume is to probe the nature of grammaticalization. Its contributions focus on the following questions: (i) In how far can grammaticalization be considered a universal diachronic process or mechanism of change and in how far is it conditioned by synchronic factors? (ii) What is the role of the speaker in grammaticalization? (iii) Does grammaticalization itself provide a cause for change or is it an epiphenomenon, i.e. a conglomeration of causal factors/mechanisms which elsewhere occur independently? (iv) If it is epiphenominal, how do we explain that similar pathway.

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