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Studies on grammaticalization [electronic resource] / edited by Elisabeth Verhoeven ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Verhoeven, Elisabeth.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Trends in linguisticsStudies and monographs: 205.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 324 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110211764 (electronic bk.); 3110211769 (electronic bk.); 1283398249; 9781283398244.Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- SyntaxGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Studies on grammaticalization.DDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Frontmatter; Contents; Glosses; Introduction; Unidirectionality of grammaticalization in an evolutionary perspective; Grammaticalization and sets of form-functionpairs: Encoding spatial concepts in Greek; Grammaticalization of Korean numeral classifiers; Grammaticalization of spatial adpositions in N��n�afw�e; On the grammaticalization of the German preposition von as a genitive equivalent; The grammaticalization of agreement in Chibchan; Decay and loss of applicatives in Siouan languages: A grammaticalization perspective; Reciprocals in the making: multiple grammaticalization in Manambu
Summary: Grammaticalization theory has played a major role in the developments in language typology and functional linguistics during the last three decades. The contributions in this book discuss the major theoretical issues of grammaticalization theory, illustrate the current trends in this field, and present evidence for grammaticalization from several familiar as well as little studied languages.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Grammaticalization theory has played a major role in the developments in language typology and functional linguistics during the last three decades. The contributions in this book discuss the major theoretical issues of grammaticalization theory, illustrate the current trends in this field, and present evidence for grammaticalization from several familiar as well as little studied languages.

Frontmatter; Contents; Glosses; Introduction; Unidirectionality of grammaticalization in an evolutionary perspective; Grammaticalization and sets of form-functionpairs: Encoding spatial concepts in Greek; Grammaticalization of Korean numeral classifiers; Grammaticalization of spatial adpositions in N��n�afw�e; On the grammaticalization of the German preposition von as a genitive equivalent; The grammaticalization of agreement in Chibchan; Decay and loss of applicatives in Siouan languages: A grammaticalization perspective; Reciprocals in the making: multiple grammaticalization in Manambu

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