Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Library,Documentation and Information Science Division

“A research journal serves that narrow

borderland which separates the known from the unknown”

-P.C.Mahalanobis


Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Grammatical replication and borrowability in language contact [electronic resource] / edited by Bj�orn Wiemer, Bernhard W�alchli, Bj�orn Hansen.

Contributor(s): Wiemer, Bj�orn, 1966- | W�alchli, Bernhard | Hansen, Bj�orn, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Trends in linguisticsStudies and monographs: 242.Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, 2012Description: 1 online resource (p.).ISBN: 9783110271973 (electronic bk.); 3110271974 (electronic bk.); 1283628325; 9781283628327.Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization -- Congresses | Languages in contact -- Congresses | Linguistic change -- Congresses | Linguistics -- Congresses | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / SyntaxGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 415.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The volume presents new insights into two basic theoretical issues hotly debated in recent work on grammaticalization and language contact: grammatical replication and grammatical borrowability. The key issues are: How can grammatical replication be distinguished from other, superficially similar processes of contact-induced linguistic change, and under what conditions does it take place? Are there grammatical morphemes or constructions that are more easily borrowed than others, and how can language contact account for areal biases in the borrowing (vs. calquing) of grammatical formatives? The book is a major contribution to the ongoing theoretical discussion concerning the relationship between grammaticalization and language contact on a broad empirical basis.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
No physical items for this record

The volume presents new insights into two basic theoretical issues hotly debated in recent work on grammaticalization and language contact: grammatical replication and grammatical borrowability. The key issues are: How can grammatical replication be distinguished from other, superficially similar processes of contact-induced linguistic change, and under what conditions does it take place? Are there grammatical morphemes or constructions that are more easily borrowed than others, and how can language contact account for areal biases in the borrowing (vs. calquing) of grammatical formatives? The book is a major contribution to the ongoing theoretical discussion concerning the relationship between grammaticalization and language contact on a broad empirical basis.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.
Library, Documentation and Information Science Division, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Kolkata 700108, INDIA
Phone no. 91-33-2575 2100, Fax no. 91-33-2578 1412, ksatpathy@isical.ac.in


Visitor Counter