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  • Degrammaticalizationby Muriel Norde

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 52.99 US$ 47.69

    Muriel Norde shows that linguistic change via the well-attested process of grammaticalization is reversible and that degrammaticalization can occur on all levels: semantic, morphological, syntactic, and phonological. Her careful analysis of the process makes a significant contribution to methods of linguistic reconstruction and language change. more...

  • Language Contactby Muriel Norde; Bob de Jonge; Cornelius Hasselblatt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    Failure to ratify the European Constitution by popular vote in France and the Netherlands in June 2005 proved the strength of anti-globalising spurs within the EU. The attitude of each Member State towards the European Institutions depends on its national culture, and different languages shape the original message conveyed by the Union into different... more...

  • Up and down the Cline ? The Nature of Grammaticalizationby Olga Fischer; Muriel Norde; Harry Perridon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 98.00

    The basic idea behind this volume is to probe the nature of grammaticalization. Its contributions focus on the following questions: (i) In how far can grammaticalization be considered a universal diachronic process or mechanism of change and in how far is it conditioned by synchronic factors? (ii) What is the role of the speaker in grammaticalization?... more...

  • Exaptation and Language Changeby Muriel Norde; Freek Van de Velde

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 149.00

    This article shows that the final-particle development from coordinating conjunctions and that from subordinating conjunctions in Japanese can be best described as ‘adaptation after exaptation’ and ‘successive adaptations’, respectively. Whereas both types of developments are comparable in that conjunctions ordinarily occupying... more...

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