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Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective$
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Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198795841

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198795841.001.0001

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Grammaticalization in Japanese and Korean

Grammaticalization in Japanese and Korean

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(p.166) 9 Grammaticalization in Japanese and Korean
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Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective
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Heiko Narrog

Seongha Rhee

John Whitman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0009

In this chapter, we try to present typical processes of grammaticalization in Japanese and Korean, and investigate which processes may particularly contribute to the discussion of theoretical aspects of grammaticalization. The processes introduced in some detail are the grammaticalization of converbs, of deverbal postpositions, and of nouns marking categories in the verb phrase as typical processes. We then discuss the morphological properties of grammaticalization in the two languages, and the high frequency of grammaticalization into interpersonal domains. Both features support extant ideas about grammaticalization rather than contradicting them. In contrast, a third point—that grammaticalizations may enter the language through writing rather than conversation—may be a challenge for ideas about grammaticalization that seek the source of grammaticalizations solely in speaker–hearer interaction.

Keywords:   grammaticalization, converbs, compound verbs, intersubjectification, criteria of grammaticalization, grammaticalization from written language, grammaticalization of nouns

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