After a brief evaluation of the heritage of analysis, the paintings introduces and delimits the options concerning grammaticalization. It then presents huge exemplification of grammaticalization phenomena in diversified languages, ordered via grammatical domain names equivalent to the verbal, pronominal and nominal sphere and clause point kin. the ultimate bankruptcy offers a conception of grammaticalization that's in accordance with the autonomy of the linguistic signal with appreciate to the paradigmatic and syntagmatic axes. this can be the foundation of the structural parameters that represent grammaticalization. they're operationalized to the purpose of rendering levels of grammaticalization measurable. the current version comprises corrections of the 1995 variation.
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