World Lexicon of Grammaticalization by Bernd HeineWorld Lexicon of Grammaticalization by Bernd Heine

World Lexicon of Grammaticalization

byBernd Heine, Tania Kuteva

Paperback | March 25, 2002

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While the comparative method is concerned with regularities in phonological change, grammaticalization theory deals with regularities of grammatical change. In an A-Z format, this book summarizes the most salient generalizations that have been made on the unidirectional change of grammatical forms and constructions. It thus demonstrates that grammatical change is regular and also adds to our knowledge of universal properties of human languages. Indices organized by source and target concepts allow for flexible use, and the findings delineated in the book are relevant to students of language across theoretical boundaries.
Title:World Lexicon of GrammaticalizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:March 25, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521005973

ISBN - 13:9780521005975

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Index of grammatical concepts figuring in the work; Source-target lexicon; Appendix 1. Source-target list; Appendix 2. Target-source list; Appendix 3: List of languages; References.

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'The major strength of the book lies in the extent to which the grammaticalization processes noted are supported by data from a wide variety of languages and the degree to which languages of the world show striking similarity in the evolution of their grammatical forms. To this end this text makes a profound contribution. It succeeds in showing which lexical items are related to which grammatical forms ... As a reference work, this book will prove to be a useful resource for researchers interested in cross-linguistic patterns of grammaticalization.' Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies