By Clemens Knobloch,Burkhard Schaeder

This choice of papers opens a debate at the dating among tactics of grammaticalisation and structures of word-classes. It facilities at the query of the way diachronic grammaticalization techniques and synchronic hierarchies of grammaticality relate to the lexico-grammatical categorization of the notice stock in ordinary languages (= structures of word-classes). while structures of word-classes are usually simply obvious as an exterior approach of reference for strategies of grammaticalization, the papers during this quantity inquire into the grammaticalization of the word-classes themselves (in the language procedure and in language acquisition).

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