- Title Pages
- Series preface
- List of abbreviations
- The contributors
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Grammaticalization in Africa
- 3 Typological features of grammaticalization in Semitic
- 4 Grammaticalization and inflectionalization in Iranian
- 5 Grammaticalization in the languages of Europe
- 6 Revisiting the anasynthetic spiral
- 7 Grammaticalization in the North Caucasian languages
- 8 Grammaticalization in Turkic
- 9 Grammaticalization in Japanese and Korean
- 10 Grammaticalization processes in the languages of South Asia
- 11 Grammaticalization in isolating languages and the notion of complexity
- 12 Typology and grammaticalization in the Papuan languages of Timor, Alor, and Pantar
- 13 Grammaticalization and typology in Australian Aboriginal languages
- 14 Grammaticalization in Oceanic languages
- 15 Shaping typology through grammaticalization: North America
- 16 Areal diffusion and the limits of grammaticalization
- 17 Diachronic stories of body-part nouns in some language families of South America
- 18 Addressing questions of grammaticalization in creoles
- 19 Is grammaticalization in creoles different?
- Index of languages
- Index of authors
- Index of subjects
Typology and grammaticalization
- (p.1) 1 Introduction
- Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective
- Oxford University Press
This chapter introduces the goal of this volume: to identify aspects of grammaticalization that correlate with typological features of languages. It sets out the question of what ultimately drives or motivates grammaticalization and the role that typological features play—mainly phonological and morphological features but also, to a lesser extent, in syntax and semantics. The chapter then outlines the structure of the volume, the content of the chapters, and the relationship between them.
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