Diachrony and grammaticalization

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Date:
2012
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Oxford University Press
Publisher Place:
Oxford
Extent:
pp. 370-397
Abstract:
Questions about diachronic change as it relates to tense and aspect (TA) range from the general, such as “How do TA systems come about?” and “How do TA systems change over time?” to the more specific, such as “How do individual tense/aspect markers or particular temporal or aspectual distinctions arise?” and “How do tense/aspect markers change over time?” This chapter will primarily be concerned with the more specific questions, but we will begin with a brief summary of how entire TA systems develop and change.
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Published
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Subject:
Aspect
Grammaticalization
Language change
Tense
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Relation Text:
Robert Binnick (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect
Entry Number:
51349