Grammaticalization (Book, 1993) []
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Author: Paul J Hopper; Elizabeth Closs Traugott
Publisher: Cambridge (GB) : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The first general introduction to grammaticalization, the processes whereby ordinary lexical items - nouns and verbs - change over time into grammatical elements such as case markers, sentence  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Hopper; Elizabeth Closs Traugott
ISBN: 0521366550 9780521366557
OCLC Number: 468465180
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 226-245 . Index.
Description: XXI-256 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Some preliminaries; 2. The history of grammaticalization; 3. Mechanisms: reanalysis and analogy; 4. Pragmatic inferencing; 5. The hypothesis of unidirectionality; 6. Clause-internal morphological changes; 7. Grammaticalization across clauses; 8. Some further issues; Notes; References; Indexes.
Series Title: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics
Responsibility: Paul J. Hopper ... Elizabeth Closs Traugott ...
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