By Paul J. Hopper, Elizabeth Closs Traugott
This can be a basic advent to grammaticalization, the swap wherein lexical phrases and buildings are available in yes linguistic contexts to serve grammatical capabilities, and, as soon as grammaticalized, proceed to boost new grammatical capabilities. The authors synthesize paintings from numerous components of linguistics, together with ancient linguistics, discourse research, and pragmatics. facts are drawn from many languages together with Ewe, Finnish, French, Hindi, Hittite, eastern, Malay, and particularly English. This 2003 moment variation has been completely revised with huge updates on theoretical and methodological matters that experience arisen within the decade because the first variation, and contains a considerably improved bibliography. specific consciousness is paid to contemporary debates over directionality in swap and the function of grammaticalization in creolization. Grammaticalization should be a useful and stimulating textbook for all linguists attracted to the improvement of grammatical varieties and also will be of curiosity to readers in anthropology and psychology.
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