Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English
Hans Lindquist, Christian Mair
John Benjamins Publishing, 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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可用馆藏 可借阅的单册 ISBN 1588115232 (Hb : alk. paper)
题名 Corpus approaches to grammaticalization in English / edited by Hans Lindquist, Christian Mair. [monograph]
出版 Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2004.
描述 xiv, 264 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
丛编 Studies in corpus linguistics, ;ISSN:1388-0373 ; v. 13
一般附注 "Contains revised versions of five out of six papers presented at the international symposium ... organized by Hans Lindquist at Växjö University, Sweden, 20-22 April 2001."--Pref.
书目 Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
主题 - LC English language -- Discourse analaysis.
English language -- Grammaticalization.
附加款目 Lindquist, Hans.
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