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Isomorphic processes: Grammaticalization and copying of grammatical elements
2013 (English)In: Shared grammaticalization: With special focus on the Transeurasian langugages / [ed] Robbets, Martine and Cuyckens, Hubert, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013, 101-109 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper outlines the main principles of grammaticalization, the Code-Copying Model, and the emergence of isomorphic structures in language contact. It offers a number of examples of code-copying and grammaticalization and a summary of the author’s approach to contact-induced change and grammaticalization. In particular, it argues that grammaticalization—in the usual sense of a process by which lexical items lose some or all of their lexical meaning and become grammatical markers—cannot be shared by codes as a result of code-copying. At the same time, it contends that shared grammaticalization in the sense of a parallel development of elements is clearly possible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013. 101-109 p.
, Studies in Language Companion Series, 132
Keyword [en]
Turkic languages, grammaticalization, contact linguistics
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Turkic languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277441ISBN: 978 90 272 0599 5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-277441DiVA: diva2:904942
Available from: 2016-02-20 Created: 2016-02-20 Last updated: 2016-02-20

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