Auxiliation: An Enquiry Into the Nature of Grammaticalization

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'This book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the inner mechanisms of grammatical language change, and human communication in general.' -Folia LinguisticaThis book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the inner mechanisms of grammatical language change, and human communication in general. While we can observe the formal 'symptoms' of change of linguistic expressions, we cannot 'peep' into the minds of the discourse participants during the communicative act and find out what is going on there. This methodological difficulty, however, has not prevented the author from asking the question: how does grammaticalization take place in everyday linguistic communication?
 

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The ConceptualSemantic Aspect of Auxiliation
19
Identifying a Gram in Auxiliation across Languages
75
Auxiliation in Discourse Context
113
From Everyday Linguistic Communication
167
Conclusions
177
Subject Index
201
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Tania Kuteva is Professor of English Linguistics at the Institute for English Studies, University of Düsseldorf. 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.

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