The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization by Heiko NarrogThe Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization by Heiko Narrog

The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

EditorHeiko Narrog, Bernd Heine

Hardcover | November 13, 2011

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This book presents the state of the art in research on grammaticalization, the process by which lexical items acquire grammatical function, grammatical items get additional functions, and grammars are created. Leading scholars from around the world introduce and discuss the core theoreticaland methodological bases of grammaticalization, report on work in the field, and point to promising directions for new research. They represent every relevant theoretical perspective and approach.Research on grammaticalization and its role in linguistic change encompasses work on languages from every major linguistic family. Its results offer valuable insights for all theoretical frameworks, including generative, construction, and cognitive grammar, and relates to work in fields such asphonology, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition. The handbook provides a full, critical assessment of every aspect of this research. It is divided into five parts, of which the first two are devoted to theory and method, the third and fourth to work in linguistic domains, classes, andcateogories, and the fifth to case studies of grammaticalization in a range of languages. It will be an indispensable source of information and inspiration for all those who wish to know more about this fascinating and important field.
Heiko Narrog is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Tohoku University. He has published in Japanese and American journals on diachronic syntax. His books include Japanische Verbflexive und flektierbare Suffixe (Harrassowitz 1999) and Modality in Japanese (Benjamins 2009). He is currently working on a book, Modality, Subjectivity, and...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of GrammaticalizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:896 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:November 13, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog: IntroductionPart I: Grammaticalization and Linguistic Theory2. Elizabeth Traugott: Grammaticalization and Mechanisms of Change3. Olga Fischer: Grammaticalization as Analogically Driven Change4. Elly van Gelderen: Grammaticalization and Generative Grammar5. Peter Harder and Kasper Boye: Grammaticalization and Functional Linguistics6. Joan Bybee: Usage-based Theory and Grammaticalization7. Ronald Langacker: Grammaticalization and Cognitive Grammar8. Nikolas Gisborne and Amanda Patten: Grammaticalization and Construction Grammar9. Walter Bisang: Grammaticalization and Linguistic Typology10. Terttu Nevalainen and Minna Palander-Collin: Grammaticalization and Sociolinguistics11. Holger Diessel: Grammaticalization and Language Acquisition12. Andrew Smith: Grammaticalization and Language Evolution13. Osten Dahl: Grammaticalization and Linguistic Complexity14. Kersti Borjars and Nigel Vincent: Grammaticalization and Directionality15. Marianne Mithun: Grammaticalization and Explanation16. Brian Joseph: Grammaticalization: A General CritiquePart II: Methodological Issues17. Shana Poplack: Grammaticalization and Linguistic Variation18. Rena Torres Cacoullos and James Walker: Collocations in Grammaticalization and Variation19. Christian Mair: Grammaticalization and Corpus Linguistics20. Helena Raumolin-Brunberg and Arja Nurmi: Grammaticalization and Language Change in the Individual21. Bernd Kortmann and Agnes Schneider: Grammaticalization in Non-Standard Varieties of English22. Yaron Matras: Grammaticalization and Language Contact23. Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva: The Areal Dimension of Grammaticalization24. Walter De Mulder and Beatrice Lamiroy: Degrees of Grammaticalization Across Languages25. Heiko Narrog and Johan van der Auwera: Grammaticalization and Semantic MapsPart III: Domains of Grammaticalization26. Anne Wichmann: Grammaticalization and Prosody27. Martin Haspelmath: The Gradual Coelescence into 'Words' in Grammaticalization28. Ilse Wischer: Grammaticalization and Word Formation29. Scott DeLancey: grammaticalization and Syntax - A Functional View30. Chaofen Sun and Elizabeth Traugott: Grammaticalization and Word Order Change31. Regine Eckardt: Grammaticalization and Semantic Change32. Steve Nicolle: Pragmatic Aspects of Grammaticalization33. Richard Waltereit: Grammaticalization and Discourse34. Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen: Grammaticalization and Conversation35. Douglas Lightfoot: Grammaticalization and Lexicalization36. Gabriele Diewald: Grammaticalization and Pragmaticalization37. John Haiman: Iconicity Versus grammaticalization: A Case Study38. Muriel Norde: DegrammaticalizationPart IV: Grammaticalization of Form Classes and Categories39. Elly van Gelderen: The Grammaticalization of Agreement40. Paolo Ramat: Adverbial Grammaticalization41. Christa Konig: The Grammaticalization of Adpositions and Case Marking42. Walter De Mulder and Anne Carlier: The Grammaticalization of Definite Articles43. Bjorn Wiemer: The Grammaticalization of Passives44. Manfred Krug: Auxiliaries and Grammaticalization45. Laurel J. Brinton: The Grammaticalization of Complex Predicates46. Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen: Negative Cycles and Grammaticalization47. Kees Hengeveld: The Grammaticalization of Tense and Aspect48. Debra Ziegeler: The Grammaticalization of Modality49. Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald: The Grammaticality of Evidentiality50. Noriko Onodera: The Grammaticalization of Discourse Markers51. Zygmunt Frajzyngier: The Grammaticalization of Reference Systems52. Toshio Ohori: The Grammaticalization of Subordination53. Guy Deutscher: The Grammaticalization of Quotatives54. Anna Giacalone Ramat and Caterina Mauri: The Grammaticalization of Coordinating Interclausal Connectives55. Sandra A. Thompson and Ryoko Suzuki: The Grammaticalization of Final ParticlesPart V: The Different Faces of Grammaticalization Across Languages56. Roland Pfau and Markus Steinbach: Grammaticalization in Sign Languages57. Bernd Heine: Grammaticalization in African Languages58. Martin Hilpert: Grammaticalization in Germanic Languages59. Adam Ledgeway: Grammaticalization From Latin to Romance60. Mario Eduardo Martelotta and Maria Maura Cezario: Grammaticalization in Brazilian Portuguese61. Bjorn Wiemer: Grammaticalization in Slavic Languages62. Lars Johanson: Grammaticalization in Turkic Languages63. Seongha Rhee: Grammaticalization in Korean64. Heiko Narrog and Toshio Ohori: Grammaticalization in Japanese65. Hilary Chappell and Alain Peyraube: Grammaticalization in Sinitic LanguagesReferencesSubject Index