Introduction: Typology and grammaticalization

Heiko Narrog, Bernd Heine

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This chapter introduces the goal of this volume: to identify aspects of grammaticalization that correlate with typological features of languages. It sets out the question of what ultimately drives or motivates grammaticalization and the role that typological features play–mainly phonological and morphological features but also, to a lesser extent, in syntax and semantics. The chapter then outlines the structure of the volume, the content of the chapters, and the relationship between them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrammaticalization from a Typological Perspective
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780198795841
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1


  • Grammaticalization
  • Morphology
  • Phonology
  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • Typological features

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