Reconstructing Grammar

Comparative Linguistics and Grammaticalization

| Rice University, Houston
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Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization theory both belong to the broader category of historical linguistics, yet few linguists practice both. The methods and goals of each group seem largely distinct: comparative linguists have by and large avoided reconstructing grammar, while grammaticalization theoreticians have either focused on explaining attested historical change or used internal reconstruction to formulate hypotheses about processes of change. In this collection, some of the leading voices in grammaticalization theory apply their methods to comparative data (largely drawn from indigenous languages of the Americas), showing not only that grammar can be reconstructed, but that the process of reconstructing grammar can yield interesting theoretical and typological insights.
[Typological Studies in Language, 43]  2000.  xiv, 269 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Areal typology and grammaticalization: The emergence of new verbal morphology in an obsolescent language
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Florescence as a Force in Grammaticalization
Wallace Chafe
On the Genesis of the Verb Phrase in Cariban Languages: Diversity through Reanalysis
Spike Gildea
Internal reconstruction: As method, as theory
T. Givón
The Concept of Proof in Genetic Linguistics
Joseph H. Greenberg
Grammaticalization chains across languages: An example from Khoisan
Bernd Heine
The accidental intransitive split in the Cariban family
Sérgio Meira
The reordering of morphemes
Marianne Mithun
Language and Language Family Index
Name Index
Subject Index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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