Auxiliation by Tania Kuteva
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Auxiliation
By Tania Kuteva

Auxiliation

An Enquiry into the Nature of Grammaticalization

By (author) See other recent books by Tania Kuteva
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $228.95
Your Price: $206.06 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $22.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $10.30 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Auxiliation by Tania Kuteva

Book Description

This book probes into the nature of grammaticalization on the basis of an in-depth study of the process of auxiliation. Auxiliation is understood as the development of constructions into markers of tense, aspect, and modality. The book is an important contribution to the theory of grammaticalization (and language change in general), grammatical typology, and also to the study of human communication. Its originality lies on the one hand in the uncovering of new linguistic facts involving, among other things, the identification of the category of the avertive as a cross-linguistically valid grammatical distinction. On the other hand, it offers a new perspective on how grammaticalization happens in everyday linguistic communication. Particularly revealing is the study of the potential role that abductive reasoning and mismatches in discourse world knowledge between speaker and hearer play as a motivation for grammatical language change. Bringing together the explanatory potential of recent grammaticalization theory, and the insights from the latest studies of the psychology of language use, this book represents a valuable achievement in the investigation of grammatical language change and linguistic communication in general.

Buy Auxiliation book by Tania Kuteva from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780198299745
ISBN-10: 0198299745
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Tania Kuteva

Genesis of Grammar by Tania Kuteva Genesis of Grammar, Paperback (October 2007)

This book reconstructs what the earliest grammars might have been and shows how they could have led to the languages of modern humankind. It considers whether these languages derive from a single ancestral language; what the structure of language was when it first evolved; and how the properties associated with modern human languages first arose.

Language Contact and Grammatical Change by Tania Kuteva Language Contact and Grammatical Change, Hardback (January 2005)

Offers an interesting insight into how language contact affects grammatical forms and structures.

Auxiliation by Tania Kuteva Auxiliation, Paperback (January 2004)

Auxiliation describes the process by which auxiliary verbs - such as do, may, must, will, and have - develop from lexical verbs meaning exist, possess, hold, etc. The sequence of verb followed by complement turns into the grammatical structure of marker followed by main verb. Tania Kuteva presents a cross-linguistic study of the phenomenon.

» View all books by Tania Kuteva

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Auxiliation book by Tania Kuteva and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Tania Kuteva

Tania Kuteva is Professor of English Linguistics at the Institute for English Studies, University of Dusseldorf. She has worked with Professor Bernd Heine on the rise of grammatical functions in the languages of the world. He main publications are in the areas of grammaticalization and typology. This is her first book."

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Tania Kuteva close
Genesis of Grammar by Tania Kuteva
Genesis of Grammar by Tania Kuteva
Changing Languages of Europe by Tania Kuteva
Changing Languages of Europe by Tania Kuteva
Language Contact and Grammatical Change by Tania Kuteva
Language Contact and Grammatical Change by Tania Kuteva
Auxiliation by Tania Kuteva
World Lexicon of Grammaticalization by Tania Kuteva
World Lexicon of Grammaticalization by Tania Kuteva
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close