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Author Nørgård-Sørensen, Jens.
Title Connecting Grammaticalisation.
Imprint Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2011.

Author Nørgård-Sørensen, Jens.
Series Studies in functional and structural linguistics (SFSL), 0165-7712 ; v. 65
Studies in functional and structural linguistics ; v. 65.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization.
Structural linguistics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Schøsler, Lene, 1946-
Heltoft, Lars,
Description 1 online resource (361 pages).
Contents Part I. Grammaticalisation and paradigmatic structure -- Morphology -- Topology (word order) -- Constructions -- Connecting grammaticalisation -- Patterns of connecting grammaticalisation in Russian -- Part II. Case studies -- Patterns of connecting grammaticalisation in Russian -- Word order change as grammaticalisation -- Scenarios of grammatical change in Romance languages.
Summary This monograph presents a view on grammaticalisation radically different from standard views centering around the cline of grammaticality. Grammar is seen as a complex sign system, and, as a consequence, grammatical change always comprises semantic change. What unites morphology, word order, constructional syntax and other grammatical subsystems is their paradigmatic organisation. The traditional concept of an inflexional paradigm is generalised as the structuring principle of grammar. Grammatical change involves paradigmatic restructuring, and in the process of grammatical change morphological, topological and constructional paradigms often connect to form complex paradigms. The book introduces the concept of connecting grammaticalisation to describe the formation, restructuring and dismantling of such complex paradigms. Drawing primarily on data from Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages, the book offers both a broad general discussion of theoretical issues and three case studies.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-341) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027284136 (electronic bk.)
902728413X (electronic bk.)
9789027215758 (hc ; alk. paper)
9027215758 (hc ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 767503047
Additional Format Print version: Nørgård-Sørensen, Jens. Connecting grammaticalisation. Philadelphia, Pa. : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011 9789027215758 (DLC) 2011029817 (OCoLC)743298794