Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English (Studies by Hans Lindquist, Christian Mair

By Hans Lindquist, Christian Mair

Preface; This quantity comprises revised types of 5 out of six papers provided on the overseas symposium "Corpus study on grammaticalization in English" equipped by way of Hans Lindquist at Vaxjo collage, Sweden, in 20-22 April, 2001. the unique contributions were supplemented via one other 4 papers solicited from prime names within the box. within the invitation to the symposium, and later to the quantity, the participants have been requested to give new empirical effects on grammaticalization in English and to debate methodological in addition to theoretical questions in terms of those within the mild of contemporary advancements in the zone. We think that the result's a major number of papers. the unique symposium was once supported by means of The financial institution of Sweden Tercentenary origin, for which we wish to precise our gratitude. within the instruction of the current publication now we have benefited from useful suggestion from Elizabeth Traugott and from an nameless reviewer. so much of all, besides the fact that, we wish to thank the contributors within the symposium and the extra participants for his or her efforts and their endurance. Vaxjo and Freiburg, December 2003; Hans Lindquist Christian Mair

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