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New in 2018
Projects on PoP, Labelling, and Language Change: Alternatives and Copulas and `How' and features
and on the Diachrony of Argument Structure: Psych-verbs and Causatives
and new work on the Linguistic Cycle: Introduction and link and Cycles in conflict
Clause Structure 2013
Revised 2014 History of English
Revised 2010 Grammar
The Linguistic Cycle: Language Change and the Language Faculty 2011
Feature Economy in the Linguistic Cycle, in an OUP volume edited by Paola Crisma and Pino Longobardi.
The Negative Cycle, May 2008 version, appears in Linguistic Typology 12.2 (2008): 195-243
The CP Cycle, appears in Transactions of the Philological Society 107.2 (2009): 131-195.
The DP Cycle in Germanic, December 2007, appears in Journal of Germanic Linguistics 19.4. (2007): 275-305.
Where did Late merge go? March 2008 version, appears in Studia Linguistica (2008): 287-300.
Negation in Athabaskan, October 2007, appears in Working Papers in Athabaskan Languages 7 (2008): 49-64.
Grammaticalization as Economy. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (Linguistik Aktuell 71). 2004.
A History of English Reflexive Pronouns. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (Linguistik Aktuell 39). 2000: xiv and 277 pp. [ISBN 9027227608 (EUR) 1556199880 (US)] Download the introduction: html or pdf
Verbal Agreement and the Grammar behind its `Breakdown': Minimalist Feature Checking. Tübingen: Niemeyer. (Linguistische Arbeiten Series #364). 1997: xiv and 222 pp. [ISBN 3484303646 ISSN 03446727] Download the Introduction.
The Rise of Functional Categories. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (Linguistik Aktuell 9). 1993: x and 224 pp. [ISBN 9027227292 (EUR) 1556192274 (US)] Download the Introduction.
History of the English Language, four edited volumes in the Critical Concepts in Linguistics’ series of Routledge. London and New York: Routledge. 2014: xxiii, 388, 367, 429, and 446 pages.
Argument Structure in Flux: The Naples Capri Papers, a volume co-edited with Michela Cennamo and Jóhanna Barðdal. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2013: viii and 578 pages.
Argument Realization and Change, a special issue of the journal Transactions of the Philological Society 110.3 (2012), co-edited with Michela Cennamo and Jóhanna Barðdal.
The particle how, in Bayer et al. 2015.
Formal Syntax and Language Change. In The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, edited by Claire Bowern and Beth Evans. 2015: 326-342. Routledge.
Semantic and formal features: Feature economy in language change, 2014. In Language Change at the Syntax-Semantics Interface, edited by Chiara Gianollo, Agnes Jäger and Doris Penka, 33-56. Berlin: de Gruyter.
Null Subjects in Old English, Linguistic Inquiry 44.2 (2013): 271-285.
The Linguistic Cycle and the Language Faculty. Language and Linguistics Compass, 7 (2013): 233–250.
The Diachrony of Pronouns and Demonstratives, In Search of Universal Grammar: From Old Norse to Zoque, edited by Terje Lohndal. 2013: 195-218. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Are there Null Arguments in Athabascan? co-authored with Mary Willie, Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 45.1 (2012): 1-19.
Pro-drop and pronominal subjects, paper for a conference in Regensburg.
Valency changes in the history of English, Journal of Historical Linguistics 1.1 (2011): 106-143.
Language Change as Cyclical, Studies in Modern English 27 (2011): 1-23.
Reflexive cartography (2010), In Jan-Wouter Zwart and Mark de Vries (eds) Structure Preserved, 141-148. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Features in Reanalysis and Grammaticalization. In Elizabeth Traugott & Graeme Trousdale (eds), Gradience, Gradualness, and Grammaticalization, (2009): 129-147. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
“Language Change and Survive: Feature economy in the numeration”. In Michael Putnam (ed.), Towards a derivational syntax: Survive-Minimalism (2009): 257-266. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
“Grammaticalization from a Biolinguistic Perspective”. In Rudie Botha and Chris Knight (eds), The Prehistory of Language, Volume I (2009): 225-243. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Linguistic Cycles and Economy Principle: The role of Universal Grammar in Language Change In Thorhallur Eythorsson (ed), The Rosendal Papers (2008). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
The position of adjectives and double definiteness, co-authored with Terje Lohndal, Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 2008, 82: 1-22.
Interface Conditions and Code Switching: Pronouns, lexical DPs, and Checking Theory, co-authored with Jeff MacSwan, Lingua 118.6, June 2008: 765-776.
2007 and before
The Peterborough Chronicle and Accelerated Grammaticalization. In Alex Bergs and Janne Skaffari (eds), The Language of the Peterborough Chronicle. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 2007: 93-110.
Economy of Merge and Grammaticalization: Two steps in the Evolution of Language.
Economy against Prescriptivism: internal and external factors of language change: LASSO presidential address, in SWJL.
Economy, Innovation, and Prescriptivism: from Spec to Head and Head to Head:The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 7.1. 2004: 59-98.
Principles and Parameters in Change. In: Leonie Cornips and Karen Corrigan (eds), Syntax and Variation: Reconciling the Biological and Social. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2005: 179-198. ( page proofs as a pdf-file).
"The CP and Split CP cross-linguistically", WORD 55.3 (2004, appeared in 2005): 369-403. (needs to be downloaded in word first).
"Aspect, Infinitival Complements, and Evidentials", in The Composition of meaning: from lexeme to discourse, Alice ter Meulen et al. (eds). Amsterdam: John Benjamins (2004): 39-68.
"Grammaticalization as Economy: Late Merge as the Cause of Linguistic Change", to appear in WECOL 2003 Proceedings.
"ASP(ect) in English Modal Complements", in Studia Linguistica 57.1 2003: 27-44.
"The Force of ForceP", in Southwest Journal of Linguistics 20.2. 2001: 107-120.
"Modal Particles in Germanic", in Folia Linguistica Historica 22.1-2 (2001): 310-33, early version in .pdf.
"Towards personal subjects in English: Variation in feature interpretability". Grammatical Relations, Jan Terje Faarlund (ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins (2001): 137-157.
"The absence of Verb-movement and the role of C: Some negative constructions in Shakespeare", Studia Linguistica 54.3 (2000) 412-23.
"Bound Pronouns and Non-Local Anaphors", in Reflexives, edited by Z. Frazyngier & T. Curl. Amsterdam: Benjamins. (1999): 187-225.
"The Role of Person in the Loss of Verbal Agreement and of Pro-drop", in Pathways of Change: Grammaticalization Processes in older English, Olga Fischer & Dieter Stein (eds.). Berlin: Mouton-de Gruyter. (to appear 2000): 187-206.
"Binding Theory and Minimalist Features", in the WCCFL 18 Proceedings (1999): 558-569. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
"Structures of Tense and Aspect", Linguistic Analysis 27.3-4 (1997): 138-165, appeared in 1999.
"For to in the History of English", in the American Journal of Germanic Language and Literature 10.1 (1998): 45-72.
"Inflection and movement in Old English", in German: Syntactic Problems - Problematic Syntax, W. Abraham and E. van Gelderen (eds). Tübingen: Niemeyer. (1997): 71-82.
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