- To introduce the students to the methods and practicalities of research of grammaticalization phenomena.
- To develop and practice critical academic reading skills of the students.
- Students are good at critical academic reading.
- Students are able to identify grammaticalization phenomena and analyse them with the help of parameters established in grammaticalization research.
- Students are able to formulate the strong and weak points of Grammaticalization theory.
- Students are able to reproduce grammaticalization "profiles" of 3-5 major language families.
- The history of grammaticalization researchThe term "grammatic(al)ization" and the history of grammaticalization research
- The definition of grammaticalizationApproaches to the definition of grammaticalization; grammaticalization and lexicalization
- Grammaticalization sourcesGrammaticalization sources: cross-linguistic overview
- Grammaticalization and language contact
- Grammaticalization theoryGrammaticalization theory and its critique; degrammaticalization
- Parameters of grammaticalization
- Grammaticalization paths in various domains
- Grammaticalization profiles of language families
- intermediate quiz
- presentationPresentation based on a paper selected from the course reading
- final quiz
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.5 * final quiz + 0.3 * intermediate quiz + 0.2 * presentation
- Heine, B., & Kuteva, T. (2002). World Lexicon of Grammaticalization. Cambridge University Press.
- Lehmann, C. (2018). Thoughts on grammaticalization. https://doi.org/10.17169/refubium-22314
- The Oxford handbook of grammaticalization, Narrog, H., 2011
- Hopper, P. J., & Giacalone Ramat, A. (1998). The Limits of Grammaticalization. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
- Muriel Norde. (2009). Degrammaticalization. OUP Oxford.
- New reflections on grammaticalization, Wischer, I., 2002
- Stathi, K., Gehweiler, E., & König, E. (2010). Grammaticalization : Current Views and Issues. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Co. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=340316
- Trousdale, G., & Traugott, E. C. (2010). Gradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Co. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=317187