Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English
Hans Lindquist, Christian Mair
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 264 pages
Grammaticalization is an important concept in general and typological linguistics and a prominent type of explanation in historical linguistics. For historical corpus linguists, grammaticalization theory provides a frame of orientation in their effort to analyze and systematize a fast-accumulating mass of data. Students of grammaticalization have become increasingly aware of the potential of existing corpora and established corpus-linguistic methodology for their work. This book continues and develops the dialogue between the two fields. All the contributions are based on extensive use of various electronic corpora. Relating corpus practices to recent theoretical concerns of grammaticalization studies they deal with grammaticalization and historical sociolinguistics, lexicalization and grammaticalization, layering, frequency, grammaticalization and dialects, degrammaticalization and grammaticalization in a contrastive perspective. The papers show that a synthesis of corpus methodology and grammaticalization studies leads to new and interesting insights about the mechanisms of language change and the communicative functions of language.
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Three perspectives on grammaticalization
Have to gotta must
The semantic path from modality to aspect
The passival and the progressive passive
Corpus linguistics and grammaticalisation theory
Grammaticalisation from side to side
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2nd person able adjectives adverbs Amsterdam analysis ARCHER aspect auxiliary beside(s Biber British British English British National Corpus Bybee Cambridge century Chaucer CHVD cline clitics complex prepositions constructions contexts corpora corpus data corpus linguistics corpus-based decliticization Denison deontic deontic modality diachronic dialect Dictionary discourse frequency Early Modern English enclitic Encliticized English Language epistemic evidence examples expressed factor Figure FLOB forms function grammatical grammaticalisation grammaticalization grammaticalization processes Heine Helsinki Corpus historical inflectional instances John Benjamins Kytö language change layering lexical items London low-frequency lyckas manage meaning mediopassive metonymy Middle English Mouton de Gruyter Nevalainen noun occur Old English paper pattern phonological plural PNP-constructions present Present-day English progressive passive pronoun Quirk quotations reanalysis relevant Rissanen semantic semantic change sociolinguistic speaker statistical structure sub-period subjunctive suffix suggests Swedish syntactic Table texts thou tokens Total NP NP translations variation verb Visser words