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Author Name    Laurel J. Brinton and Elizabeth Closs Traugott

Title   Lexicalization and Language Change

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   228 x 152 Mm

Publisher   Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 2005

ISBN    0521540631 / 9780521540636

Seller ID   012792

Lexicalization, a process of language change, has been conceptualized in a variety of ways. Broadly defined as the adoption of concepts into the lexicon, it has been viewed by syntacticians as the reverse process of grammaticalization, by morphologists as a routine process of word-formation, and by semanticists as the development of concrete meanings. In this up-to-date survey, Laurel Brinton and Elizabeth Traugott examine the various conceptualizations of lexicalization that have been presented in the literature. 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. The first review of the various approaches to lexicalization, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of historical linguistics and language change. The first ever review of the various approaches to lexicalization that have been presented in the literature Proposes a brand new, unified approach to lexicalization and grammaticalization Draws on a wealth of data from the history of English Contents 1. Contexts for the study of lexicalization and grammaticalization; 2. Lexicalization: definitions and viewpoints; 3. The relation of lexicalization to grammaticalization; 4. Towards an integrated approach to lexicalization and grammaticalization; 5. Case studies; 6. Conclusion and research questions. Printed Pages: 350.

Lexicalization Language Change

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