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Grammaticalization from a typological perspective

Author: Heiko Narrog; Bernd Heine
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics, 31.; Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"This volume explores the way in which grammaticalization processes--whereby lexical words eventually become markers of grammatical categories--converge and differ across various types of language. While grammaticalization at its core is a unidirectional phenomenon, in which the same pathways of change are replicated across languages, certain language types and language areas have distinct preferences with respect  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heiko Narrog; Bernd Heine
ISBN: 9780198795841 019879584X
OCLC Number: 1076839577
Notes: Series statement for Oxford linguistics from book jacket.
Description: xix, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine: Introduction: Typology and grammaticalization2: Bernd Heine: Grammaticalization in Africa: Two contrasting hypothese3: Mohssen Esseesy: Typological features of grammaticalization in Semitic4: Geoffrey Haig: Grammaticalization and inflectionalization in Iranian5: OEsten Dahl: Grammaticalization in the languages of Europe6: Martin Haspelmath: Revisiting the anasynthetic spiral7: Peter Arkadiev &Timur Maisak: Grammaticalization in the North Caucasian Languages8: Lars Johanson and Eva A. Csato: Grammaticalization in Turkic9: Heiko Narrog, Seongha Rhee, and John Whitman: Grammaticalization in Japanese and Korean10: Alexander R. Coupe: Grammaticalization processes in the languages of South Asia11: Umberto Ansaldo, Walter Bisang, and Pui Yiu Szeto: Grammaticalization in isolating languages and the notion of complexity12: Marian Klamer: Typology and grammaticalization in the Papuan languages of Timor, Alor, and Pantar13: Ilana Mushin: Grammaticalization and typology in Australian Aboriginal languages: Evidence from second position clitic constructions14: Claire Moyse-Faurie: Grammaticalization in Oceanic languages15: Marianne Mithun: Shaping typology through grammaticalization: North America16: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald: Areal diffusion and the limits of grammaticalization: An Amazonian perspective17: Roberto Zariquiey: Diachronic stories of body-part nouns in some language families of South America18: Hiram Smith: Addressing questions of grammaticalization in creoles: It's all about the methodology19: John McWhorter: Is grammaticalization in Creoles different?ReferencesIndex
Series Title: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics, 31.; Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine.


This volume explores the way in which grammaticalization processes converge and differ across languages and language areas. Chapters systemically explore these processes languages of Africa, Europe,  Read more...


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...there is little doubt that this volume is as a pivotal contribution to its field. As a companion to the study of grammaticalization across language families, it is here to stay. As a contribution Read more...

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