Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Hopper, Paul and Traugott, Elizabeth (1993)

Abstract

This book gives an overview of various grammaticalization phenomena from the viewpoint of grammaticalization theory. It is argued that grammaticalization is a highly gradual process, changing slowly but surely the syntactic category of a lexical item along universal (and unidirectional) historical paths, called grammaticalization clines or paths. Different stages of a grammaticalization cline are taken to represent a continuum between syntactic categories; thus, syntactic categories are conceived of as non-discrete entities (contrasting with common assumptions in generative linguistics).

Hopper&Traugott:1993
authorHopper, Paul and Traugott, Elizabeth
year1993
titleGrammaticalization
entrytypebook
addressCambridge
publisherCambridge University Press

BibTeX

@book{Hopper&Traugott:1993,
    author = {Hopper, Paul and Traugott, Elizabeth},
    year = {1993},
    title = {Grammaticalization},
    address = {Cambridge},
    publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
}
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