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...
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia :
John Benjamins Publishing Company,
|Series:||Studies in functional and structural linguistics ;
|Online Access:||Available via EBSCO eBook Collection|
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