By Ilse Wischer (Ed.), Gabriele Diewald (Ed.)
The contributions during this quantity conceal a variety of theoretical and methodological concerns and lift a few new questions that point out the longer term course of grammaticalization reports. the amount specializes in concerns similar to grammaticalization and lexicalization; the unidirectionality speculation; the problem of the relevance of contexts for grammaticalization; the outline of grammaticalization paths. a lot of the present paintings concentrates on such different types, as discourse markers, honorifics or classifiers, that have no longer formerly been important to works on grammaticalization. different reports take a brand new standpoint on recognized grammaticalization paths by way of making use of suggestions followed from different linguistic fields, reminiscent of prototype idea, morphocentricity, or through discussing their findings from a comparative or typological attitude, offering information from a number of languages, frequently in accordance with wide empirical investigations of written and spoken textual content corpora.
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Van der Auwera, J. and Plungian, V. (1998). ” Linguistic typology, 2, 79–124. van der Auwera, Johan and Bert Bultinck. (In press). ” Grammaticalization within a theory of morphocentricity Jurgen Klausenburger University of Washington . Introduction In a paper read at the Milwaukee Morphology Meeting in 1986, Joseph and Janda (1988: 208) propose . . a morphocentric theory, one in which morphology occupies a central place in the grammars of particular languages and hence in the underlying architecture of universal grammar.
One has to add, of course, that throughout Romance the grammaticalization of the Latin demonstrative pronoun to a definite article occurred. The French subject pronoun Over the past century, if not longer, Romance linguists have argued over the status of the subject pronoun in Modern French, as illustrated under Figure 11: Grammaticalization within a theory of morphocentricity Latin French ego canto tu cantas ille, illa cantat nos cantamus vos cantatis illi, illas cantant > > > > > > je chante tu chantes il, elle chante nous chantons vous chantez il(s), elles chantent Figure 11.
Rather, we get the opposite: (i) keep on V-ing is longer than keep V-ing, (ii) keep on involves more syntax than keep, (iii) with a keep on pattern next to the keep pattern, we get an increase of paradigmatic vari- More thoughts on degrammaticalization ability, and (iv) the meaning of keep on is more lexical than that of keep. I conclude that reinforcement is a subtype of degrammaticalization. And since it is not recognized as such in either Newmeyer (1998) or Janda (2001), I argue that this is a new finding.
New Reflections on Grammaticalization by Ilse Wischer (Ed.), Gabriele Diewald (Ed.)