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|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||The pre-linguistic basis of grammaticalisation a unified approach to metaphor
|Author(s): ||Hoefler, Stefan H|
Smith, Andrew D M
|Contact Email: ||email@example.com|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||John Benjamins Publishing|
|Citation: ||Hoefler SH & Smith ADM (2009) The pre-linguistic basis of grammaticalisation a
unified approach to metaphor and reanalysis, Studies in Language, 33 (4), pp.
|Abstract: ||Traditionally, grammaticalisation has been described as being based on phenomena
specific to language such as metaphorical extension or reanalysis. This
characterisation is somewhat in contrast to claims that grammaticalisation is
involved in the much more general process of the initial emergence of language.
In this article, we provide a unified analysis of both the metaphor-based and
the reanalysis-based account of grammaticalisation which is grounded in the
cognitive mechanisms underlying ostensive-inferential communication. We are thus
able to show that the process of grammaticalisation is an instantiation of a
domain-general pre-linguistic phenomenon.|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/sl.33.4.03hoe|
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|Affiliation: ||University of Edinburgh|
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