New Benjamins title: Stathi et al. - Grammaticalization

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Grammaticalization. Current views and issues.
Edited by Katerina Stathi, Elke Gehweiler and Ekkehard König
Free University Berlin

Studies in Language Companion Series 119
2010. vii, 379 pp.

Hardbound: 978 90 272 0586 5 / EUR 99.00 / USD 149.00

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This volume contains a selection of papers on grammaticalization from a 
broad perspective. Some of the papers focus on basic concepts in 
grammaticalization research such as the concept of 'grammar' as the 
endpoint of grammaticalization processes, erosion, (uni)directionality, 
the relation between grammaticalization and constructions, 
subjectification, and the relation between grammaticalization and 
analogy. Other papers shed a critical light on grammaticalization as an 
explanatory parameter in language change. New case studies of 
micro-processes of grammaticalization complete the selection. The 
empirical evidence for (and against) grammaticalization comes from 
diverse domains: subject control, clitics, reciprocal markers, pronouns 
and agreement markers, gender markers, auxiliaries, aspectual 
categories, intensifying adjectives and determiners, and pragmatic 
markers. The languages covered include English and its varieties, 
German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, French, Slavonic languages, and 
Turkish. The book will be valuable to scholars working on 
grammaticalization and language change as well as to those interested in 
individual languages.

Table of contents

Table of contents v–vi
Preface vii
Katerina Stathi, Elke Gehweiler and Ekkehard König 01–14
Part I Basic questions
On some problem areas in grammaticalization studies
Gabriele Diewald 17–50
Issues in constructional approaches to grammaticalization in English
Graeme Trousdale 51–72
Reconsidering erosion in grammaticalization: Evidence from cliticization
René Schiering 73–100
Grammaticalization, subjectification and objectification
Svenja Kranich 101–122
Degrammaticalization: Three common controversies
Muriel Norde 123–150
Degrammaticalization and obsolescent morphology: Evidence from Slavonic
David Willis 151–178
Part II Grammaticalization and the explanation of language change
An analogical approach to grammaticalization
Olga Fischer 181–220
Does grammaticalisation need analogy? Different pathways on the 
‘pronoun/agreement marker’-cline
Gunther De Vogelaer 221–240
What grammaticalisation can reveal about same-subject control
Debra Ziegeler 241–272
How the Latin neuter pronominal forms became markers of 
non-individuation in Spanish
Elisabeth Stark and Natascha Pomino 273–294
Part III Case studies of micro-processes of grammaticalization
The Grammaticalization of the German adjectives lauter (and eitel)
Elke Gehweiler 297–322
Is German gehören an auxiliary? The grammaticalization of the 
construction gehören + participle II
Katerina Stathi 323–342
Micro-processes of grammaticalization: The case of Italian l’un l’altro
Letizia Vezzosi 343–372
List of contributors 373–374
Index 375–380

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