Lexicalization and Language Change PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Laurel J. Brinton

Lexicalization and Language Change

Cambridge University Press
Publication date: October 2005
ISBN: 9780511131394
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$44.00
Our price:
$40.99

You save: $3.01 (7%)
Lexicalization, a process of language change, has been conceptualized in a variety of ways. Broadly defined as the adoption of concepts into the lexicon, it has been viewed by syntacticians as the reverse process of grammaticalization, by morphologists as a routine process of word-formation, and by semanticists as the development of concrete meanings. In this up-to-date survey, Laurel Brinton and Elizabeth Traugott examine the various conceptualizations of lexicalization that have been presented in the literature. In light of contemporary work on grammaticalization, they then propose a new, unified model of lexicalization and grammaticalization. Their approach is illustrated with a variety of case studies from the history of English, including present participles, multi-word verbs, adverbs, and discourse markers, as well as some examples from other Indo-European languages. The first review of the various approaches to lexicalization, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of historical linguistics and language change.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Lexicalization and Language Change PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3143 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Enabled. Limit of 5 selections within 30 days.
Printing:
Enabled. Limit of 20 pages within 30 days.
Other books by Laurel J. Brinton
The Comment Clause in English PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Laurel J. Brinton
The Comment Clause in English
Laurel J. Brinton
Cambridge University Press, November 2008
ISBN: 9780521886734
Format: PDF
List Price: $30.00 Our price: $27.99