Lexicalization and Language Change
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Description: Lexicalization, a process of language change, has been conceived in a variety of ways. In this up-to-date survey, Laurel Brinton and Elizabeth Traugott examine the various ideas that have been presented. In light of contemporary work on grammaticalization, they then propose a new, unified model of lexicalization and grammaticalization. Their approach is illustrated with a variety of case studies from the history of English, including present participles, multi-word verbs, adverbs, and discourse markers, as well as some examples from other Indo-European languages.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Laurel J. Brinton is Professor in the Department of English, University of British Columbia.
|List of figures|
|List of tables|
|List of abbreviations|
|Theoretical contexts for the study of lexicalization and grammaticalization|
|Purpose of the present study|
|Debates concerning grammar and language change|
|Concepts of the lexicon|
|Lexicalization: definitions and viewpoints|
|Ordinary processes of word formation|
|Lexicalization as fusion|
|Lexicalization as increase in autonomy|
|Views on the relation of lexicalization to grammaticalization|
|Some examples of fusion and coalescence treated as either lexicalization or grammaticalization|
|Similarities between lexicalization and grammaticalization|
|Differences between lexicalization and grammaticalization|
|Status of derivation|
|Toward an integrated approach to lexicalization and grammaticalization|
|"Reversals" of lexicalization and grammaticalization|
|Degrees of parallelism between lexicalization and grammaticalization|
|Adverbs formed with -ly|
|Conclusion and research questions|
|Index of names|
|Index of subjects|