By Elizabeth Closs Traugott (Ed.), Bernd Heine (Ed.)
The examine of grammaticalization increases a few basic theoretical matters bearing on the relation of langue and parole, creativity and automated coding, synchrony and diachrony, categoriality and continua, typological features and language-specific types, etc., and consequently demanding situations the various uncomplicated tenets of 20th century linguistics.This two-volume paintings provides a few various theoretical viewpoints on grammaticalization and offers insights into the genesis, improvement, and association of grammatical different types in a couple of language world-wide, with specific cognizance to morphosyntactic and semantic-pragmatic issues.
The papers in quantity I are divided into sections, the 1st all in favour of basic strategy, and the second one with problems with directionality. these in quantity II are divided into 5 sections: verbal constitution, argument constitution, subordination, modality, and a number of paths of grammaticalization.
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Morphology and syntax) a privileged status in the study of language, and that as a consequence grammaticization came to be seen as the study of the origins of grammar (rather than of the origins of the array of grammatical forms constituting its morphology, which is how Meillet usually presents it). )' alongside such evidently grammatical examples as Modern Greek tha (future tense formative) from thelō hina 'I want that', showing that what was at issue was not whether this or that form was "in" the grammar, but the more important question of the processes it had undergone to attain grammaticization.
1 As the papers in the present collection amply demonstrate, the term 'grammaticahzation' is given different interpretations by different linguists. The view of grammaticahzation that I take is this: Grammaticahzation is a historical process, a kind of change that has certain consequences for the morphosyntactic categories of a language and thus for the grammar of that language. The prototypical consequences of grammaticahzation are: (i) Emergence of a new grammatical category; (ii) Loss of an existing gram matical category; (iii) Change in the membership of a grammatical category.
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