This book presents research on grammaticalization the process by which lexical items acquire grammatical function grammatical items get additional functions and grammars are created scholars from around the world introduce and discuss the core theoretical and methodological bases of grammaticalization report on work in the field and point to promising directions for new research. The oxford handbook of grammaticalization edited by heiko narrog and bernd heine oxford handbooks covers every relevant theoretical perspective shows how grammaticalization relates to subfields such as sociolinguistics and language acquisition. The handbook provides a full critical assessment of every aspect of this research it is divided into five parts of which the first two are devoted to theory and method the third and fourth to work in linguistic domains classes and cateogories and the fifth to case studies of grammaticalization in a range of languages. This article explores the interrelation between grammaticalisation and pragmaticalisation it attempts a terminological clarification of both terms independently from each other and examines their mutual relations it proposes the hypothesis that fundamental features of grammar itself are rooted in pragmatics and that therefore there is reason to interpret pragmaticalisation as an integral . Printed from oxford handbooks online wwwoxfordhandbookscom 2006 and the evolution of grammar oup 2007 and with heiko narrog as co editor the oxford handbook of linguistic analysis oup 2011 and the oxford handbook of grammaticalization oup 2012
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