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Lexicalization and Language Change

By: Laurel J. Brinton and Elizabeth Closs Traugott

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012791

ISBN: 0521833108

Condition: New


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, un... View more info

Lexicalization and Language Change

By: Laurel J. Brinton and Elizabeth Closs Traugott

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012792

ISBN: 0521540631

Condition: New


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, un... View more info