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Adverbial grammaticalization  

Paolo Ramat

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the grammaticalisation of adverbs. It surveys ways in which adverbs can come into existence: via affixation, via case suffixes, and with true grammaticalised ... More

Analogy and Morphophonological Change  

David Fertig

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter presents a critical overview of traditional and current approaches to analogical change, focusing on those aspects that are most directly relevant to historical phonology, ... More

Analyticity and syntheticity in the history of English  

Benedikt Szmrecsanyi

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
The article adopts terminology, concepts, and ideas developed in quantitative morphological typology (cf. Greenberg 1960) to investigate the coding of grammatical information in English ... More

Auxiliaries and grammaticalization  

Manfred Krug

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article illustrates the relationship between auxiliaries and grammaticalisation. It examines how grammaticalisation impacts on discussions and definitions of auxiliaries and how ... More

Case In Iranian: From Reduction and Loss to Innovation and Renewal  

Donald Stilo

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
Gathic Avestan, the earliest documented form of Old Iranian, had a rich case system typical of archaic Indo-European languages: three genders, eight cases in the singular, a six-term ... More

Case Syncretism  

Matthew Baerman

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
Case syncretism refers to the combination of multiple distinct case values in a single form. Distinct case values are determined on a language-specific basis, so that case syncretism by ... More

Change in the English infinitival perfect construction  

Jill Bowie and Bas Aarts

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores recent grammatical change in the English perfect construction, with special focus on the infinitival perfect. Previous studies have typically drawn on written data, ... More

Clefts as resolution strategies after the loss of a multifunctional first position  

Bettelou Los and Erwin Komen

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
Until the fifteenth century, English was considered a V2 (verb-second) language. The loss of a multifunctional first position that could host adverbials and objects as well as subjects, ... More

Construction grammar and grammaticalization  

Nikolas Gisborne and Amanda Patten

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article reviews literature on constructional change and its integration with grammaticalisation theory. It discusses a number of issues that are relevant to work on grammaticalisation ... More

Construction- Based Historical-Comparative Reconstruction  

Jóhanna Barðdal

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Apr 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter examines the application of the constructional approach to syntactic reconstruction. It argues that a constructional approach to language is an optimal theoretical framework for ... More

Corpus-based Approaches to Constructional Change  

Martin Hilpert

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Apr 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter analyzes how corpus linguistics has significantly affected our understanding of constructional change. It describes three different kinds of constructional change, including changes in a ... More

Degrammaticalization  

Muriel Norde

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the status of degrammaticalisation in grammaticalisation studies. It describes the main similarities and differences between grammaticalisation and ... More

Diachronic collostructional analysis meets the noun phrase: Studying many a noun in COHA  

Martin Hilpert

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
This article considers diachronic collostructional analysis, a method for studying semantic and stylistic change in grammatical constructions, based on the Corpus of Historical American ... More

Diachronic Perspectives  

Dieter Kastovsky

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter takes a diachronic view of compounding. It looks both at the history of compounding in Indo-European, considering the origins of compounds, and at the treatment of compounding ... More

Diachrony and Grammaticalization  

Steve Nicolle

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Questions about diachronic change as it relates to tense and aspect (TA) range from the general, such as “How do TA systems come about?” and “How do TA systems change over time?,” to the ... More

Evolution of Case Systems  

Leonid Kulikov

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
New cases may arise by adding adverbs, postpositions, and (rarely) prepositions; by adding existing case markers to other case forms, which results in ‘multilayer’ case marking; from ... More

Exploring aspects of the Great Complement Shift, with evidence from the TIME Corpus and COCA  

Juhani Rudanko

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
The term “Great Complement Shift” (GCS) refers to the major changes that have occurred in English predicate complementation. The GCS is characterized by variation and change in a number of ... More

From Plato to Priscian: Philosophy's Legacy to Grammar  

Catherine Atherton and David Blank

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
A literary canon remained the core of élite education in Classical Antiquity for centuries, while the discipline of grammar emerged to produce correct texts, explain, and evaluate it. But ... More

Grammaticalization and corpus linguistics  

Christian Mair

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article analyses the relation between corpus linguistics and grammaticalisation. It shows how corpora and the use of corpus-linguistic methods enrich the empirical basis of ... More

Grammaticalization and directionality  

Kersti Börjars and Nigel Vincent

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores the relation between grammaticalisation and directionality. It evaluates the unidirectionality hypothesis which states that the changes which fall under the rubric of ... More

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