ERIC Number: EJ618101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Beyond "Pathways" and "Unidirectionality": On the Discontinuity of Language Transmission and the Counterability of Grammaticalization.
Janda, Richard D.
Language Sciences, v23 n2-3 p265-34 Mar-May 2001
Emphasizes sociolinguistic factors--the contexts of grammaticalization--which rarely play a role in the grammaticalization literature. Stresses the need to focus on the perspective of individual speakers as well as to address the issue of how extremely long-term trends in grammars can be replicated through the actions of speakers. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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