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Introduction to American signal Language
The handbook alphabet
Greetings and phrases
Question words
Days and time of day
Family contributors and people
Food and meals
Emotions and feelings
Around the house
Health and the body
Nature and the weather
Plurals, verb tenses, and negation
ASL vs. Signed English

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Denison, D. 2005. The grammaticalization of sort of, kind of and type of in English. Paper presented at New Reflections in Grammaticalization 3, Santiago, 19 July 2005. Denison, D. 2006. Category change and gradience in the determiner system. In The Handbook of the History of English [Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics], A. van Kemenade & B. Los (eds), 279–304. Oxford: Blackwell. 41 42 Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale De Smet, H. 2009. Analysing reanalysis. Lingua 119: 1728–1755. Deutscher, G.

Because gradualness is discrete and identifiable by small-scale changes in linguistic properties, we can see gradualness as in some ways a diachronic dimension of gradience. However, it is not the dynamicized equivalent of gradience for reasons to be discussed immediately below. 3. How are we to understand the intersection between synchronic gradience and grammaticalization? Various hypotheses have been put forward about the likelihood that synchronic variation will reflect past history. For example, Bybee, Pagliuca and Perkins (1991) hypothesize that the most inflected expression of futurity is the oldest: [F]utures with only or predominantly ‘late’ uses are morphologically reduced relative to ‘young’ futures, suggesting a dynamic correlation of generalization of meaning with concomitant reduction in the formal expression of future grams.

C. 2005. Lexicalization and Language Change [Research Surveys in Linguistics]. Cambridge: CUP. Bruyn, A. 1996. On identifying instances of grammaticalization in Creole languages. In Changing Meanings, Changing Functions: Papers Relating to Grammaticalization in Contact Languages [Westminster Creolistics Series 2], P. Baker & A. Syea (eds), 29–46. London: University of Westminster Press. Bybee, J. 2001. Phonology and Language Use [Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 94]. Cambridge: CUP. Bybee, J. 2003.

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