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Grammaticalization and language evolution  

Andrew D. M. Smith

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the relevance of grammaticalisation to language evolution. It discusses the evolution of language, the pathways of grammaticalisation, the cognitive basis of ... More

Grammaticalization theory as a tool for reconstructing language evolution  

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article aims to focus on the studies of grammaticalization that can be applied for reconstructing earlier phases in the evolution of language. Grammaticalization theory offers a tool ... More

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