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Grammatical Replication

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

in The Changing Languages of Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297337
eISBN:
9780191711220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297337.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides the outline of a model for studying contact-induced language change. On one hand, it deals with the pragmatics underlying the process, described in terms of use patterns, and on ... More


Unidirectionality

Muriel Norde

in Degrammaticalization

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207923
eISBN:
9780191709135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207923.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter is a detailed study of the directional preferences of primitive changes at several linguistic levels. It explores the notion of irreversibility and discusses desemanticization, ... More


The Grammaticalization of Indefinite Pronouns

Martin Haspelmath

in Indefinite Pronouns

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198235606
eISBN:
9780191851971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198235606.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter discusses the grammaticalization of indefinite pronouns, focusing on the ways in which such pronouns arise and change over time in different languages and the regularities in these ... More


Grammaticalization in Africa: Two contrasting hypotheses

Bernd Heine

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

Sub-Saharan Africa is an area for which hardly any earlier written documents are available. The student of African languages is therefore at a disadvantage when it comes to reconstructing processes ... More


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