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Author Rossari, Corinne, 1964-

Title Grammaticalization and Pragmatics : Facts, Approaches, Theoretical Issues
Published Leiden : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Series Studies in Pragmatics ; v.5
Studies in pragmatics.
Contents Grammaticalization and Pragmatics: Facts, Approaches, Theoretical Issues; Copyright; Table of Contents; List of Contributors ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; 1. Word Order from Latin to French: A Case of Grammaticalization (from Pragmatics to Syntactics) or of Typological Coherence?; 2. Auxiliaries and Grammaticalization: A Case Study of Germanic and Slavonic Languages; 3. From the Confession of Ignorance to the Indefinite: What Impact for a Theory of Grammaticalization?
4. The Approximators French Comme, Italian Come, Portuguese Como and Spanish Como from a Grammaticalization Perspective5. The Spanish Discourse Marker Por Cierto: A Non-Standard Case of Grammaticalization; 6. The Polysemy of Devoir: A Contrastive and Diachronic Analysis; 7. On the Diachrony of "Reinforced" Negation in French and Italian; 8. Nominal Utterances with Lexical Repetition: Effects of Grammaticalization?; 9. The Use of Anti- in Contemporary French: A Case of Degrammaticalization?
Summary Deals with pragmatic factors involved in the evolution of grammatical or lexical forms or in the emergence of complex syntactic structures in various languages (Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian and Spanish)
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Form Electronic book
Author Ricci, Claudia.
Spiridon, Adriana.
ISBN 900425319X