This volume, which emerged from a workshop at the New Reflections on Grammaticalization 4 conference held at KU Leuven in July 2008, contains a collection of papers which investigate the relationship between synchronic gradience and the apparent gradualness of linguistic change, largely from the perspective of grammaticalization. In addition to versions of the papers presented at the workshop, the volume contains specially commissioned contributions, some of which offer commentaries on a subset of the other articles. The articles address a number of themes central to grammaticalization studies, such as the role of reanalysis and analogy in grammaticalization, the formal modelling of grammaticalization, and the relationship between formal and functional change, using data from a range of languages, and (in some cases) from particular electronic corpora. The volume will be of specific interest to historical linguists working on grammaticalization, and general linguists working on the interface between synchrony and diachrony.
Contributors, pvii-viii; Acknowledgements, pix; Preface (by Trousdale, Graeme), p1-18; Gradience, gradualness and grammaticalization: How do they intersect? (by Traugott, Elizabeth Closs), p19-44; Grammaticalization, the clausal hierarchy and semantic bleaching (by Roberts, Ian), p45-73; Grammatical interference: Subject marker for and the phrasal verb particles out and forth (by Smet, Hendrik De), p75-104; Category change in English with and without structural change (by Denison, David), p105-128; Features in reanalysis and grammaticalization (by Gelderen, Elly van), p129-147; How synchronic gradience makes sense in the light of language change (and vice versa) (by Rosenbach, Anette), p149-179; What can synchronic gradience tell us about reanalysis?: Verb-first conditionals in written German and Swedish (by Hilpert, Martin), p181-201; A paradigmatic approach to language and language change (by Schosler, Lene), p203-220; Grammaticalization and the it-cleft construction (by Patten, Amanda L.), p221-243; Grammaticalization in Chinese: A construction-based account (by Bisang, Walter), p245-277; Grammaticalization and models of language (by Vincent, Nigel), p279-299; Language index, p301; Subject index, p303-306
Series: Typological Studies in Language
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 24th February 2010
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 16.9
Weight (kg): 0.71