Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry Into Semantic Reanalysis

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This book explores the semantic and pragmatic mechanisms underlying grammaticalization. Regine Eckardt argues that language change frequently involves a structural reorganization at the phonological, morphological, and syntactic levels. Speakers not only master the structural aspect of such reanalyses, they also-as the author argues-keep a detailed mental record of what has happened to meaning. The author develops semantic reanalysis as the semantic correlate and tracks its effects in meaning change. Several case studies ...

Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry Into Semantic Reanalysis 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199556472

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Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry Into Semantic Reanalysis 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199262601

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