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By Elizabeth Closs Traugott (Ed.), Graeme Trousdale (Ed.)

This quantity, which emerged from a workshop on the New Reflections on Grammaticalization four convention held at KU Leuven in July 2008, includes a selection of papers which examine the connection among synchronic gradience and the obvious gradualness of linguistic switch, mostly from the viewpoint of grammaticalization. as well as models of the papers provided on the workshop, the amount comprises especially commissioned contributions, a few of which supply commentaries on a subset of the opposite articles. The articles handle a few issues crucial to grammaticalization experiences, reminiscent of the function of reanalysis and analogy in grammaticalization, the formal modelling of grammaticalization, and the connection among formal and practical swap, utilizing facts from quite a number languages, and (in a few situations) from specific digital corpora. the amount could be of particular curiosity to ancient linguists engaged on grammaticalization, and normal linguists engaged on the interface among synchrony and diachrony.

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