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By Ilse Wischer (Ed.), Gabriele Diewald (Ed.)

The contributions during this quantity conceal quite a lot of theoretical and methodological matters and lift a few new questions that point out the longer term course of grammaticalization reports. the quantity makes a speciality of matters similar to grammaticalization and lexicalization; the unidirectionality speculation; the difficulty of the relevance of contexts for grammaticalization; the outline of grammaticalization paths. a lot of the present paintings concentrates on such different types, as discourse markers, honorifics or classifiers, that have now not formerly been significant to works on grammaticalization. different stories take a brand new viewpoint on recognized grammaticalization paths via employing techniques followed from different linguistic fields, akin to prototype thought, morphocentricity, or by means of discussing their findings from a comparative or typological attitude, providing information from a good number of languages, usually in response to wide empirical investigations of written and spoken textual content corpora.

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