Shared Grammaticalization: With special focus on the Transeurasian languages (Studies in Language Companion Series 132)

Shared Grammaticalization: With special focus on the Transeurasian languages (Studies in Language Companion Series 132)

By: Martine Robbeets (editor), Hubert Cuyckens (editor)Hardback

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This book offers fresh perspectives on "shared grammaticalization", a state whereby two or more languages have the source and the target of a grammaticalization process in common. While contact-induced grammaticalization has generated great interest in recent years, far less attention has been paid to other factors that may give rise to shared grammaticalization. This book intends to put this situation right by approaching shared grammaticalization from an integrated perspective, including areal as well as genealogical and universal motivations and by searching for ways to distinguish between these factors. The volume offers a wealth of empirical facts, presented by internationally renowned specialists, on the Transeurasian languages (i.e. Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic) - the languages in focus -as well as on various other languages. Shared Grammaticalization will appeal to scholars and advanced students concerned with linguistic reconstruction, language contact and linguistic typology, and to anyone interested in grammaticalization theory.


1. List of tables; 2. List of figures; 3. List of contributors; 4. Acknowledgements; 5. Chapter 1. Towards a typology of shared grammaticalization (by Robbeets, Martine); 6. Part I. Shared grammaticalization: Typological and theoretical aspects; 7. Chapter 2. Areal diffusion and parallelism in drift: Shared grammaticalization patterns (by Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y.); 8. Chapter 3. Demystifying drift: A variationist account (by Joseph, Brian D.); 9. Chapter 4. Contact-induced replication: Some diagnostics (by Heine, Bernd); 10. Chapter 5. Isomorphic processes: Grammaticalization and copying of grammatical elements (by Johanson, Lars); 11. Part II. Shared grammaticalization in the Transeurasian languages; 12. Chapter 6. Scalar additive operators in Transeurasian languages: A comparison with Europe (by Gast, Volker); 13. Chapter 7. Genealogically motivated grammaticalization (by Robbeets, Martine); 14. Chapter 8. Verbalization and insubordination in Siberian languages (by Malchukov, Andrej); 15. Part III. Shared grammaticalization in the Altaic languages; 16. Chapter 9. Personal pronouns in Core Altaic (by Janhunen, Juha A.); 17. Chapter 10. Postposed indefinite articles in Mongolic and Turkic languages of the Qinghai-Gansu Sprachbund (by Nugteren, Hans); 18. Chapter 11. Growing apart in shared grammaticalization (by Csato, Eva Agnes); 19. Chapter 12. Incipient grammaticalization of a redundant purpose clause marker in Lamunxin Even: Contact-induced change or independent innovation? (by Pakendorf, Brigitte); 20. Part IV. Shared grammaticalization in Japanese and Korean; 21. Chapter 13. Grammaticalization of space in Korean and Japanese (by Narrog, Heiko); 22. Chapter 14. Grammaticalization of allocutivity markers in Japanese and Korean in a crosslinguistic perspective (by Antonov, Anton); 23. Chapter 15. A possible grammaticalization in Old Japanese and its implications for the comparison of Korean and Japanese (by Unger, J. Marshall); 24. Language index; 25. Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027205995
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9789027205995
  • weight: 815
  • ISBN10: 902720599X

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