Download PDF by Elizabeth Closs Traugott (Ed.), Bernd Heine (Ed.): Approaches to Grammaticalization, Volume I: Theoretical and

By Elizabeth Closs Traugott (Ed.), Bernd Heine (Ed.)

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The learn of grammaticalization increases a couple of primary theoretical concerns concerning the relation of langue and parole, creativity and automated coding, synchrony and diachrony, categoriality and continua, typological features and language-specific kinds, etc., and for this reason demanding situations many of the easy 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 recognition to morphosyntactic and semantic-pragmatic issues.
The papers in quantity I are divided into sections, the 1st enthusiastic about normal approach, 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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HOPPER CONCLUSIONS My first attempts to isolate and describe "principles" of grammaticization were undertaken with a somewhat utilitarian impulse, that of identifying potential instances of grammaticization, possibly before a stage had been reached at which forms were unambiguously part of the grammar of the language. For this reason I tended to think of them as "heuristic" principles, in the sense that with them the linguist would not necessarily begin with already grammaticized forms and ask about their previous history, but would be able to select from among the rhetorical resources of texts those recurrent collocations that were candidates for being, at least marginally, "in" the grammar of the language.

HOPPER another; an example is Thompson and Mulac's suggestion (these volumes) that the vernacular English 'I think' has assumed neargrammatical status as an evidential. b. Certain types of lexical items are known typically to evolve into grammaticalized clitics and affixes. Such changes are now so richly documented that only a few examples need be mentioned: Demon­ strative pronouns become articles and class markers; copular verbs and verbs of motion become aspectual morphemes; nouns denoting a location become adpositions and eventually case affixes of various kinds.

Common-noun direct objects that occur in their 'normal', postverbal position are indexed in the verb by means of the object suffix -a unless the object is backgrounded (see below). The suffix -a is used regardless of the animacy status of the object and regardless of its grammatical number: 2 (1) Wane baa ka ngali-a kaufa baa ... ka riki- wane 'eri he:SEQ see -him man that '... ka naare-a alo baa ki she:SEQ roast -them taro that PL '... ' Proper-noun objects may but need not be indexed in the verb: (5) 'O {riki- ¡riki} ni Fiona?

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