Demonstratives: Form, Function and Grammaticalization

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All languages have demonstratives, but their form, meaning and use vary tremendously across the languages of the world. This book presents the first large-scale analysis of demonstratives from a cross-linguistic and diachronic perspective. It is based on a representative sample of 85 languages. The first part of the book analyzes demonstratives from a synchronic point of view, examining their morphological structures, semantic features, syntactic functions, and pragmatic uses in spoken and written discourse. The second part ...

Demonstratives: Form, function and grammaticalization 1999, John Benjamins Publishing Co, Amsterdam

ISBN-13: 9789027229434

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Demonstratives: Form, Function and Grammaticalization 1999, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781556196577

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Demonstratives: Form, Function and Grammaticalization 1999, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781556196560

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