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Perspectives on Grammaticalization

Perspectives on Grammaticalization

Author(s): William Pagliuca (Ed.)

Series: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 109

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Year: 1994

ISBN: 9027236127,9789027236128

This is the second of two volumes deriving from papers presented at the Nineteenth Annual UWM linguistics Symposium held in Milwaukee in 1990. It focuses on the evolution of grammatical form and meaning from lexical material, which has reinvigorated historical analysis and theory and led to advances in the understanding of the relation between diachrony and universals. The richness and potential of some of the leading approaches to grammaticalization are here illustrated in thirteen selected papers.