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Description - Meaning Change in Grammaticalization by Regine Eckardt

This book explores the semantic and pragmatic mechanisms underlying grammaticalization. Regine Eckardt argues that language change frequently involves a structural reorganization at the phonological, morphological, and syntactic levels. Speakers not only master the structural aspect of such reanalyses, they also-as the author argues-keep a detailed mental record of what has happened to meaning. The author develops semantic reanalysis as the semantic correlate and
tracks its effects in meaning change. Several case studies offer new insights in the architecture of conceptual thinking that is part of the human language faculty.

Professor Eckardt develops her approach in terms of formal semantic theory. She shows how neatly tailored analyses in truth-conditional compositional semantics can elucidate the structural mechanisms of meaning change. Her exposition is advanced in the context of several in-depth case studies containing data new to historical linguistics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199556472
ISBN-10: 0199556474
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 157mm x 17mm)
Pages: 298
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Regine Eckardt

Regine Eckardt is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Goettingen and associate editor of the Journal of Semantics. She is the author of Events, Adverbs and Other Things (1998) and of numerous articles on semantics, pragmatics, and language change, and with Klaus von Heusinger and Christoph Schwarze, editor of Words in Time (2003).

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