Grammaticalization in Turkic languages

Lars Johanson

in The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199586783
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Grammaticalization in Turkic languages

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This article presents an overview of grammaticalisation in Turkic languages. It provides examples of typical grammaticalisation processes observed in Turkic languages and explains that the present-day members of this language family can be divided into six branches. It discusses different sources of grammaticalisation in Turkic languages including unknown sources, nonverbal sources, and verbal sources.

Keywords: Turkic languages; grammaticalisation; unknown sources; nonverbal sources; verbal sources

Article.  3738 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics ; Language Families

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