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ISBN: 0521833108 / ISBN-13: 9780521833103

Lexicalization and Language Change

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Examines the ways in which lexicalization, a process of language change, has been presented in the literature.

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  • Lexicalization and Language Change (Cambridge University Press) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Professor Laurel J Brinton, Elizabeth Closs Traugott

    Lexicalization and Language Change

    Hardcover, Cambridge University Press
    207 pages

    ISBN: 0521833108
    ISBN-13: 9780521833103

    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 ... Show more

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