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Shared Grammaticalization : With Special Focus on Transeurasian Languages.

Author: Martine Robbeets; H Cuyckens
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.
Series: Studies in language companion series.
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Double-negative periphrastic litotes have been for nearly three centuries the usual way to express necessitive predicates in Japanese and Korean. These constructions do not, however, go back to the earliest stages of these languages and should not be invoked as evidence of a possible common origin. But Korean also has a double-affirmative periphrastic necessitive construction. Premodern Japanese has no overt  Read more...
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Robbeets, Martine.
Shared Grammaticalization : With Special Focus on Transeurasian Languages.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martine Robbeets; H Cuyckens
ISBN: 9789027272140 902727214X
OCLC Number: 830160721
Notes: 6.1 Structural types of bimorphemic operators.
Description: 1 online resource (376 pages).
Contents: Shared Grammaticalization; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; List of tables; List of figures; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Towards a typology of shared grammaticalization; 1. Introduction; 2. Shared grammaticalization resulting from universal principles of grammatical change; 3. Shared grammaticalization through language contact; 4. Shared grammaticalization through language contact reinforced by coincidence in form (coincidence with contact); 5. Shared grammaticalization through common ancestorship; 5.1 Inherited grammaticalization; 5.2 Parallelism in drift. 6. Organization of the volumeReferences; Shared grammaticalization: Typological and theoretical aspects; Areal diffusion and parallelism in drift; 1. The problem: Why and how can languages develop along similar pathways?; 2. Grammaticalization in the Middle Sepik area of Papua New Guinea; 2.1 Grammaticalization and language contact: Kwoma impact on Manambu; 2.2 Grammaticalization and parallel development; 2.3 Interim conclusion; 3. Grammaticalization in northwest Amazonia; 3.1 The Wapuí subgroup within the North Arawak languages; 3.2 Tariana: The odd one out? 3.3 Grammaticalization and the impact of language contact on Tariana3.4 Parallel development: Reinforcing similarities; 4. Shared grammaticalization patterns: Conclusions and challenges; Abbreviations; References; Demystifying drift; 1. Introduction: A recurring problem in historical linguistics; 2. Drift as a solution; 3. Demystifying drift; 4. Variation versus traditional reconstruction methodology; 5. Case studies; 5.1 Germanic fricative voicing; 5.2 Indo-Iranian final -s developments; 5.3 Indo-Iranian vowel length; 5.4 Some morphological cases from Indo-Iranian; 6. Conclusion; References. Contact-induced replication1. Introduction; 2. Grammatical replication; 3. Diagnostics for identifying grammatical replication; 4. Diagnostics for identifying contact-induced grammaticalization; 5. Diagnostics for determining the direction of transfer; 6. Conclusions; Abbreviations; References; Isomorphic processes; 1. Isomorphism; 2. Grammaticalization; 3. Code-Copying; 4. Combined schemes; 5. Lexical and grammatical Targets of Copying; 6. Copying grammaticalization processes; 7. Awareness of sources; 8. Life after copying; 9. "Inherited grammaticalization"; 10. Summing up; References. Shared grammaticalization in the Transeurasian languagesScalar additive operators in Transeurasian languages; 1. Introduction; 2. The semantics of scalar additive operators; 3. A distributional typology of scalar additive operators; 3.1 Major types of scalar additive operators; 3.2 General additive operators; 4. Patterns of polysemy in European languages; 5. General additive operators in Transeurasian languages; 5.1 Polarity properties; 5.2 A glance at contact languages and the question of shared grammaticalization; 6. Bimorphemic scalar additive operators in Transeurasian languages.
Series Title: Studies in language companion series.

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Offers fresh perspectives on "shared grammaticalization", a state whereby two or more languages have the source and the target of a grammaticalization process in common. This book offers empirical  Read more...

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