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Heine, Bernd 1939-

Works: 272 works in 1,048 publications in 4 languages and 20,690 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Case studies  Classification  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Director, Other, Compiler, Translator, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PL8005, 415
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Most widely held works by Bernd Heine
World Lexicon of grammaticalization by Bernd Heine( )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the comparative method is concerned with regularities in phonological change, grammaticalization theory deals with regularities of grammatical change. In an A-Z format, this book summarizes the most salient generalizations that have been made on the unidirectional change of grammatical forms and constructions. It thus demonstrates that grammatical change is regular and also adds to our knowledge of universal properties of human languages. Indices organized by source and target concepts allow for flexible use, and the findings delineated in the book are relevant to students of language across theoretical boundaries."--Jacket
Possession : cognitive sources, forces, and grammaticalization by Bernd Heine( )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new work, Bernd Heine claims that the structure of grammatical categories is predictable to a large extent once we know the range of possible cognitive structures from which they are derived. The author uses as his example the structure of predicative possession, and shows how most of the possessive constructions to be found in the world's languages can be traced back to a small set of basic conceptual patterns. Heine identifies these patterns, and using grammaticalization theory he describes how each affects the word order and morphosyntax of the resulting possessive construction. He argues that grammaticalization theory explains much of the observable typological diversity which characterizes 'have'-constructions in the world's languages. Illustrated by a wealth of examples, this is an original and important statement from a leading linguist
Auxiliaries : cognitive forces and grammaticalization by Bernd Heine( )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive study of the linguistic concept of auxiliaries, which offers a new perspective on language structure in general. It also provides an introduction to recent work in grammaticalization theory
Cognitive foundations of grammar by Bernd Heine( )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main function of language is to convey meaning. Therefore, argues Bernd Heine in these pages, the question of why language is structured the way it is must first of all be answered with reference to this function. Linguistic explanations offered in terms of other exponents of language structure (for example, syntax) are likely to highlight peripheral or epi-phenomenal - rather than central - characteristics of language structure. Heine provides a solid introductory treatment of the ways in which language structure (that is, grammar) and language usage can be explained with reference to the processes underlying human conceptualization and communication. Exploring an area of linguistics that has developed only recently and is rapidly expanding, Cognitive Foundations of Grammar will appeal to students of linguistics, psychology, and anthropology, especially those interested in grammaticalization processes
The genesis of grammar : a reconstruction by Bernd Heine( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reconstructs what the earliest grammars might have been and shows how they could have led to the languages of modern humankind." "As the languages spoken 8,000 years ago were typologically much the same as they are today and as no direct evidence exists for languages before then, evolutionary linguists are at a disadvantage compared to their counterparts in biology. Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva seek to overcome this obstacle by combining grammaticalization theory, one of the main methods of historical linguistics, with work in animal communication and human evolution. The questions they address include: do the modern languages derive from one ancestral language or from more than one? What was the structure of language like when it first evolved? And how did the properties associated with modern human languages arise, in particular syntax and the recursive use of language structures?" "By applying the methodology of grammaticalization theory, the authors reconstruct major lines in the development of functional categories, their ultimate goal being to trace grammar back to its beginnings in early language. Their arguments and exposition will appeal to all those interested in the evolution of language, from advanced undergraduates to linguists, cognitive scientists, human biologists, and archaeologists."--Jacket
Language contact and grammatical change by Bernd Heine( )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging and informative, this book will be of great interest to sociolinguists, linguistic anthropologists, and all those working on grammaticalization, language contact, and language change."--Jacket
A linguistic geography of Africa by Bernd Heine( )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides a broad perspective on Africa as a linguistic area, as well as an analysis of specific linguistic regions
Approaches to grammaticalization by Elizabeth Closs Traugott( )

27 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to grammaticalization by Elizabeth Closs Traugott( )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of grammaticalization raises a number of fundamental theoretical issues pertaining to the relation of langue and parole, creativity and automatic coding, synchrony and diachrony, categoriality and continua, typological characteristics and language-specific forms, etc., and therefore challenges some of the basic tenets of twentieth century linguistics.This two-volume work presents a number of diverse theoretical viewpoints on grammaticalization and gives insights into the genesis, development, and organization of grammatical categories in a number of language world-wide, with particul
The Oxford handbook of linguistic analysis by Bernd Heine( Book )

53 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook compares the main analytic frameworks and methods of contemporary linguistics. It offers a unique overview of linguistic theory, revealing the common concerns of competing approaches. By showing their current and potential applications it provides the means by which linguists and others can judge what are the most useful models for the task in hand. Distinguished scholars from all over the world explain the rationale and aims of over thirty explanatory approaches to the description, analysis, and understanding of language. Each chapter considers the main goals of the model; the relation it proposes from between lexicon, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology; the way it defines the interactions between cognition and grammar; what it counts as evidence; and how it explains linguistic change and structure. The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis offers an indispensable guide for everyone researching any aspect of language including those in linguistics, comparative philology, cognitive science, developmental philology, cognitive science, developmental psychology, computational science, and artificial intelligence. This second edition has been updated to include seven new chapters looking at linguistic units in language acquisition, conversation analysis, neurolinguistics, experimental phonetics, phonological analysis, experimental semantics, and distributional typology
African languages : an introduction( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an introduction to African languages and linguistics, covering typology, structure and sociolinguistics. The topics include typology, sociolinguistics, comparitive linguistics, and language, history and society
The changing languages of Europe by Bernd Heine( Book )

24 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is written in clear, non-technical language. It will appeal to scholars and students of language change and variation in Europe and elsewhere. It will also interest everyone concerned to understand the nature of language and language change."--Jacket
Grammaticalization : a conceptual framework by Bernd Heine( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Status and use of African lingua francas by Bernd Heine( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of grammaticalization by Heiko Narrog( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the state of the art in research on grammaticalization, the process by which lexical items acquire grammatical function, grammatical items get additional functions, and grammars are created. Leading scholars from around the world introduce and discuss the core theoretical and methodological bases of grammaticalization, report on work in the field, and point to promising directions for new research. They represent every relevant theoretical perspective and approach. Research on grammaticalization and its role in linguistic change encompasses work on languages from every major linguistic family. Its results offer valuable insights for all theoretical frameworks, including generative, construction, and cognitive grammar, and relates to work in fields such as phonology, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition. The handbook provides a full, critical assessment of every aspect of this research. It is divided into five parts, of which the first two are devoted to theory and method, the third and fourth to work in linguistic domains, classes, and cateogories, and the fifth to case studies of grammaticalization in a range of languages. It will be an indispensable source of information and inspiration for all those who wish to know more about this fascinating and important field. -- Book jacket
Grammaticalization from a typological perspective by Bernd Heine( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the way in which grammaticalization processes--whereby lexical words eventually become markers of grammatical categories--converge and differ across various types of language. While grammaticalization at its core is a unidirectional phenomenon, in which the same pathways of change are replicated across languages, certain language types and language areas have distinct preferences with respect to what they grammaticalize and how. Previous work has principally addressed this question with specific reference to languages of Southeast and East Asia that do not seem to grammaticalize paradigms of categories in the same manner as Indo-European languages, or form extensive grammaticalization chains. This volume takes a broader approach and proceeds systematically area by area: specialists in the field address the processes of grammaticalization in languages of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, and in creole languages. The studies reveal a number of unique pathways of grammaticalization in each language area, as well as identifying the universal shared features of the phenomenon"--Dust jacket
Die Sprachen Afrikas : mit zahlreichen Karten und Tabellen by Bernd Heine( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprache, Gesellschaft und Kommunikation in Afrika : zum Problem der Verständigung und sozio-ökonomischen Entwicklung im sub-saharischen Afrika by Bernd Heine( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammaticalization and reanalysis in African languages by Bernd Heine( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A typology of African languages : based on the order of meaningful elements by Bernd Heine( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in English and German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Possession : cognitive sources, forces, and grammaticalization
Possession : cognitive sources, forces, and grammaticalizationAuxiliaries : cognitive forces and grammaticalizationCognitive foundations of grammarThe genesis of grammar : a reconstructionLanguage contact and grammatical changeA linguistic geography of AfricaApproaches to grammaticalizationApproaches to grammaticalization
Alternative Names
Bernd Heine deutscher Sprachwissenschaftler und Afrikanist

Bernd Heine Duits taalkundige

Bernd Heine German linguist

Bernd Heine lingüista alemán

Bernd Heine professor académico alemão

Bernd Heine tysk professor

برند هاين لغوي ألماني

하이네, 번드 1939-

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English (409)

German (46)

Japanese (2)

Italian (1)