Usage-based approaches to language change /

This article opens with a brief discussion of the fundamental issues of usage, structure, grammaticalization and reanalysis and then introduces the key concept of an empty distinction, which is defined as a conventionalized distinction of expression that has lost its former motivation (semantic or n...

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Other Authors: Coussé, Evie., Mengden, Ferdinand von.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014.
Series:Studies in functional and structural linguistics ; 69.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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