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Grammatical Replication and Borrowability in Language Contact
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0256-6855
2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The volume presents new insights into two basic theoretical issues hotly debated in recent work on grammaticalization and language contact: grammatical replication and grammatical borrowability. The key issues are: How can grammatical replication be distinguished from other, superficially similar processes of contact-induced linguistic change, and under what conditions does it take place? Are there grammatical morphemes or constructions that are more easily borrowed than others, and how can language contact account for areal biases in borrowing (vs. calquing) of grammatical formatives? The book is a major contribution to the ongoing theoretical discussion concerning the relationship between grammaticalization and language contact on a broad empirical basis.

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Berlin: De Grutyer Mouton , 2012. , 670 p.
, Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs, ISSN 1861-4302 ; 242
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80221ISBN: 978-3-11-027009-9ISBN: 978-3-11-027197-3OAI: diva2:552666
Available from: 2012-09-14 Created: 2012-09-14 Last updated: 2014-05-26Bibliographically approved

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