Lexicalization and Language Change (Research Surveys in by Laurel J. Brinton,Elizabeth Closs Traugott

By Laurel J. Brinton,Elizabeth Closs Traugott

Lexicalization, a technique of language switch, has been conceptualized in numerous methods. widely outlined because the adoption of thoughts into the lexicon, it's been seen through syntacticians because the opposite strategy of grammaticalization, by way of morphologists as a regimen strategy of word-formation, and by means of semanticists because the improvement of concrete meanings. during this updated survey, Laurel Brinton and Elizabeth Traugott learn some of the conceptualizations of lexicalization which have been offered within the literature. In gentle of latest paintings on grammaticalization, they then suggest a brand new, unified version of lexicalization and grammaticalization. Their procedure is illustrated with various case experiences from the heritage of English, together with current participles, multi-word verbs, adverbs, and discourse markers, in addition to a few examples from different Indo-European languages. the 1st evaluation of a number of the ways to lexicalization, this booklet should be valuable to scholars and students of historic linguistics and language change.

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