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By Bergs, Alexander, Alexander Bergs

ISBN-10: 3110198665

ISBN-13: 9783110198669

Reviews in diachronic linguistics more and more recognize that linguistic switch is extremely context-dependent and in some way tied to structures as linguistic devices. this can be the 1st quantity to enquire the function of structures and the opportunity of constructional techniques in linguistic swap. The contributions during this quantity contain either theoretical and empirical reviews, all of that are available for a common viewers. whereas a few contributions explicitly goal at evaluating and unifying suggestions from either conventional grammatical theories and up to date development grammar techniques, others provide precise case reviews of exemplary difficulties from a constructional viewpoint. The papers supply a cross-linguistic point of view and care for a couple of assorted language households, starting from Germanic to Austronesian.

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Langacker 1987, 1991), has been that form and meaning are paired as equals; meaning is not interpreted from syntax, as in generative grammar. 3 For example, Lehmann (1995 [1982]) proposes six parameters which form a correlated set of paradigmatic and syntagmatic constraints (integrity, paradigmaticity, paradigmatic variability, structural scope, bondedness, syntagmatic variability), and says: We may say that grammaticalization as a process consists in a correlative increase or decrease of all the six parameters taken together (Lehmann 1995 [1982]: 124).

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