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World Lexicon of Grammaticalization

2nd Edition

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  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107136243

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  • Extensively revised and updated, this second edition provides, in an A-Z format, an analysis of the most important generalizations that have been made on the unidirectional change of grammatical forms and constructions. Based on the analysis of more than 1,000 languages, it reconstructs over 500 processes of grammatical change in the languages of the world, including East Asian languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Readers are provided with the tools to discover how lexical and grammatical meanings can be related to one another in a principled way, how such issues as polysemy, heterosemy, and transcategoriality are dealt with, and why certain linguistic forms have simultaneous lexical and grammatical functions. Definitions of lexical concepts are provided with examples from a broad variety of languages, and references to key relevant research literature. Linguists and other scholars will gain a better understanding of languages on a worldwide scale.

    • Provides both linguists and general readers with a better understanding of languages all over the world
    • Revised and updated, the analysis covers over 1,000 languages including multiple East Asian languages
    • Reconstructs the cognitive and pragmatic basis of grammar, which will benefit readers far beyond linguistics
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107136243
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.02kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Grammatical concepts used in this work
    3. Source-target lexicon.

  • Authors

    Tania Kuteva, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
    Tania Kuteva is a Full Professor of English Linguistics at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany and Professorial Research Associate of School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

    Bernd Heine, Universität zu Köln
    Bernd Heine is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of African Studies and Egyptology, Universität zu Köln, Germany.

    Bo Hong, Capital Normal University
    Bo Hong is Professor in the School of Literature, Capital Normal University, Beijing.

    Haiping Long, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou
    Haiping Long is a Professor of linguistics in the English Department, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou.

    Heiko Narrog, Tohoku University, Japan
    Heiko Narrog is Professor at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

    Seongha Rhee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul
    Seongha Rhee is Professor of Linguistics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul.

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