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Connecting grammaticalisation [electronic resource] / Jens Nørgård-Sørensen, Lars Heltoft, Lene Schøsler.

Author/Creator:
Nørgård-Sørensen, Jens.
Other Title:
Knowledge Unlatched.
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011.
Series:
Studies in functional and structural linguistics (SFSL), 0165-7712 ; v. 65
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource.
Subjects:
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization.
Structural linguistics.
Summary:
This monograph presents a view on grammaticalisation radically different from standard views centering around the cline of grammaticality. Grammar is seen as a complex sign system, and, as a consequence, grammatical change always comprises semantic change. What unites morphology, word order, constructional syntax and other grammatical subsystems is their paradigmatic organisation. The traditional concept of an inflexional paradigm is generalised as the structuring principle of grammar. Grammatical change involves paradigmatic restructuring, and in the process of grammatical change morphological, topological and constructional paradigms often connect to form complex paradigms. The book introduces the concept of connecting grammaticalisation to describe the formation, restructuring and dismantling of such complex paradigms. Drawing primarily on data from Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages, the book offers both a broad general discussion of theoretical issues and three case studies.
Contents:
pt. 1. Grammaticalisation and paradigmatic structure
pt. 2. Case studies.
Notes:
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Local notes:
Knowledge Unlatched KU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
Contributor:
Heltoft, Lars.
Schøsler, Lene, 1946-
ISBN:
902728413X
9789027284136
9789027215758
9027215758
OCLC:
768812942
Publisher Number:
9786613360021
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