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So, what is it then, this Grammaticalization? - Approaches to Refining the Notation

24.02.2012 - 25.02.2012

Already the two classical definitions of ‘grammaticalization’, by Meillet (1912) (“[l’]attribution du caractère grammatical à un mot jadis autonome”) and Kuryłowicz (1965) (“Grammaticalization consists in the increase of the range of a morpheme advancing from a lexical to a grammatical or from less grammatical to a more grammatical status […].”), vary considerably in scope. Even more so today, the label grammaticalization is used for a great array of phenomena; it seems in fact that the term has come to be used to refer to virtually anything that concerns the change or replacement of grammatical forms or constructions. While this broad scope of the notion makes ‘grammaticalization’ a widely discussed phenomenon in linguistics, the notion has necessarily become fuzzy: it has become difficult (perhaps impossible?) to find a consensus in ascribing any defining property to grammaticalization. ... Lesen Sie weiter ...

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24.02.2012 - 25.02.2012

Freie Universität Berlin, Seminarzentrum, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin