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Constructionalization areas: The case of negation in Manchu


Hölzl, Andreas (2018). Constructionalization areas: The case of negation in Manchu. In: Coussé, Evie; Andersson, Peter; Olofsson, Joel. Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 241-276.

Abstract

Heine & Kuteva (2005) proposed the concept of a grammaticalization area. Given the recent appearance of the concept of constructionalization, (Traugott & Trousdale, 2013) it seems reasonable to ask whether there are constructionalization areas as well. The paper exemplifies this concept with the help of the Tungusic language Manchu and some surrounding lan- guages. Manchu does not have the common Tungusic negative verb e‐, but, like Mongolian, employs the negative existential akū instead (e.g., Ikegami, 1999 [1979]). Manchu and Mongolian share not only this development, but also an underlying interlingual constructional network (Höder, 2012). The paper proposes the name areal construction grammar as a label for those aspects of construction grammar that are concerned with the study of lan- guage contact.

Abstract

Heine & Kuteva (2005) proposed the concept of a grammaticalization area. Given the recent appearance of the concept of constructionalization, (Traugott & Trousdale, 2013) it seems reasonable to ask whether there are constructionalization areas as well. The paper exemplifies this concept with the help of the Tungusic language Manchu and some surrounding lan- guages. Manchu does not have the common Tungusic negative verb e‐, but, like Mongolian, employs the negative existential akū instead (e.g., Ikegami, 1999 [1979]). Manchu and Mongolian share not only this development, but also an underlying interlingual constructional network (Höder, 2012). The paper proposes the name areal construction grammar as a label for those aspects of construction grammar that are concerned with the study of lan- guage contact.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:June 2018
Deposited On:19 Jun 2018 10:24
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:31
Publisher:John Benjamins
Number:21
ISBN:9789027200648
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://benjamins.com/catalog/cal.21 (Publisher)

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