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ERIC Number: EJ1000388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Degrammaticalization and Constructionalization: Two Case Studies
Trousdale, Graeme; Norde, Muriel
Language Sciences, v36 n1 p32-46 Mar 2013
Degrammaticalization has been characterized as a composite change involving gains in morphosyntactic autonomy or phonetic and/or semantic substance. Such a definition is suggestive of a change (or set of changes) which may profitably be explored from a construction grammar perspective. In this article, we consider two cases of degrammaticalization, using "morpheme-based" and "construction-based" parameters. We relate this to wider issues in grammaticalization research, for instance, the differences between accounts of grammaticalization which focus on reduction, and those which focus on expansion. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Language: English
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