Grammaticalization and Semantic Reanalysis

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ECKARDT, Regine, 2012. Grammaticalization and Semantic Reanalysis. In: MAIENBORN, Claudia, ed., Klaus VON HEUSINGER, ed., Paul PORTNER, ed.. Semantics : An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning ; Volume 3. Berlin:De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 2675-2702. ISBN 978-3-11-025337-5. Available under: doi: 10.1515/9783110253382.2675

@incollection{Eckardt2012Gramm-38139, title={Grammaticalization and Semantic Reanalysis}, year={2012}, doi={10.1515/9783110253382.2675}, number={33,3}, isbn={978-3-11-025337-5}, address={Berlin}, publisher={De Gruyter Mouton}, series={Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft = Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK)}, booktitle={Semantics : An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning ; Volume 3}, pages={2675--2702}, editor={Maienborn, Claudia and von Heusinger, Klaus and Portner, Paul}, author={Eckardt, Regine} }

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