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Prof David Denison - publications

List of publications

2017

  • Denison, D. (2017). English word classes: Categories and their limits. (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.. Publication link: f9b5ba08-bf60-4c7a-b7cb-b9d2fb3f241b

2016

  • Denison, D. (2016). Why would anyone _take long_?: Word classes and Construction Grammar in the history of _long_. In K. Van Goethem, M. Norde, E. Coussé, & G. Vanderbauwhede (Eds.), Category change from a constructional perspective. (Constructional Approaches to Language). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: 6bf28df5-53d6-482d-8ca4-fbf704963bfe
  • Denison, D. (2016). Ambiguity and vagueness in historical change. In M. Hundt, S. Mollin, & S. Pfenninger (Eds.), The changing English language: Psycholinguistic perspectives. (Studies in English Language). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: ab3fa30c-4e46-4a59-89c5-26637d7ba5db

2015

2014

2013

  • Denison, D., & Hundt, M. (2013). Defining Relatives. Journal of English Linguistics, 41(2), 135-167. DOI:10.1177/0075424213483572. Publication link: 6f35d21d-c71b-4255-9a91-2e457563fa72
  • Börjars, K., Denison, D., Krajewski, G., & Scott, A. K. (2013). Expression of possession in English: The significance of the right edge: Structural factors. In K. Börjars, D. Denison, & A. K. Scott (Eds.), Morphosyntactic categories and the expression of possession. (pp. 123-148). (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today; Vol. 199). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: 971ad948-8c02-4cd6-b7b2-ddfef07eea29
  • Denison, D. (2013). Grammatical mark-up: Some more demarcation disputes. In P. Bennett, M. Durrell, S. Scheible, & R. J. Whitt (Eds.), New methods in historical corpora. (pp. 17-35). (Corpus Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language (CLIP); Vol. 3). Tübingen: Gunter Narr. . Publication link: e624a00b-7149-4b44-a690-bc779c9441be
  • Börjars, K., Denison, D., & Scott, A. (Eds.) (2013). Morphosyntactic categories and the expression of possession. (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.. Publication link: db5537d7-c451-4c7b-9628-f478f2cd255b
  • Denison, D. (2013). Parts of speech: Solid citizens or slippery customers?. Journal of the British Academy, 1, 151-185. DOI:10.5871/jba/001.151. Publication link: d9760190-00f5-4c41-bd22-5c1ec3ec1a50

2012

  • Denison, D. (2012). On the history of English (and) word classes. ICEHL17, Zurich, .. Publication link: 045c4870-48a2-4a33-8a34-0b85299e5275
  • Hundt, M., Denison, D., & Schneider, G. (2012). Relative complexity in scientific discourse. English Language and Linguistics, 16(2), 209-240. DOI:10.1017/S1360674312000032. Publication link: 558d1573-54f5-4e4c-a96f-a3429ba76d65
  • Denison, D. (2012). Non-inflecting verbs in Modern English. Autour du verbe / Around the verb: Colloque en l’honneur de Claude Delmas, University of Paris 3., .. Publication link: a712e398-bb6a-468e-801a-bd2714a60cac
  • Denison, D. (2012). Introduction to Part V: Syntax in older English. In R. Bermúdez-Otero, C. McCully, E. Moore, & A. Miura (Eds.), Analysing older English. (pp. 247-250). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 6b6fe46a-9013-4b16-b0c0-c09a1691995f
  • Hundt, M., Denison, D., & Schneider, G. (2012). Retrieving relatives from historical data. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 27(1), 3-16. [fqr049]. DOI:10.1093/llc/fqr049. Publication link: 7824c143-2bd4-424d-927b-82085be00578
  • Denison, D., & McCully, C. (2012). Introduction to Part I: Metrics and onomastics in older English. In R. Bermúdez-Otero, E. Moore, & A. Miura (Eds.), Analysing older English. (pp. 7-14). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 19bcc5e3-c3c0-4f76-a801-104f52dc9537

2011

2010

  • Denison, D., Scott, A. K., & Börjars, K. (2010). The real distribution of the English "group genitive". Studies in Language, 34(3), 532-564. DOI:10.1075/sl.34.3.02den. Publication link: 63780ae0-9cdd-43ef-9761-490fe323c07b
  • Denison, D., & Cort, A. (2010). _Better_ as a verb.In K. Davidse, L. Vandelanotte, & H. Cuyckens (Eds.), Subjectification, intersubjectification and grammaticalization. (pp. 349-383). (Topics in English Linguistics; Vol. 66). Berlin & New York: De Gruyter Mouton. . Publication link: ea212e7f-ee7d-44c5-9f76-7961b21c3c8d
  • Denison, D. (2010). Category change in English with and without structural change. In E. C. Traugott, & G. Trousdale (Eds.), Gradience, gradualness and grammaticalization. (pp. 105-128). (Typological Studies in Language; Vol. 90). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: dc9f349e-800a-4dd7-8fbc-e62805ca5128
  • Denison, D., Hundt, M., & Schneider, G. (2010). Relative complexity in scientific discourse. In host publication.. Publication link: add9b29b-64ec-4417-8d4d-f8cc7ad84eaa

2009

  • Denison, D. (2009). Argument structure. In G. Rohdenburg, & J. Schlüter (Eds.), One language, two grammars?: Differences between British and American English. (pp. 149-165). (Studies in English Language). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 4ab7e8f5-2366-4e89-b2d0-3212e94808d2
  • Denison, D. (2009). A new class of verbs taking _that_-clause complements. In host publication.. Publication link: 8d22ef7e-ebd6-4697-be8e-14a8c78158c4
  • Denison, D., Börjars, K., & Scott, A. (2009). Expression of possession: Structural factors. In host publication.. Publication link: fbf3aca3-14a8-4a29-a99d-ba18929fa878

2008

2007

  • Denison, D. (2007). Syntactic surprises in some English letters: The underlying progress of the language. In S. Elspaß, N. Langer, J. Scharloth, & W. Vandenbussche (Eds.), Germanic language histories 'from below' (1700-2000). (pp. 115-127). (Studia Linguistica Germanica; Vol. 86). Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. . Publication link: 504059f9-f2b2-4ef5-9e98-bb3241eecc75
  • Denison, D. (2007). Playing tag with category boundaries. VARIENG e-Series, 1. . Publication link: 6d5abe45-f0d3-416c-8c90-d36805109171
  • Aarts, B., Denison, D., & Hogg, R. (2007). Editors' note. English Language and Linguistics, 11(1), i-ii. . Publication link: cc195fe3-dd87-4dfb-a5c5-fa8084a9ec99
  • Denison, D., & Aarts, B. (2007). Richard Hogg, 20 May 1944 - 6 September 2007. English Language and Linguistics, 11(3), i-ii. . Publication link: 622429c7-5da6-4c03-a273-802c28bb6a0f
  • Denison, D., & Vincent, N. (2007). Editorial introduction. Transactions of the Philological Society, 95, 1-8. . Publication link: e77f83a7-cdd8-4609-8628-af4c184343bd
  • Denison, D., Scott, A., & Börjars, K. (2007). Is the English possessive 's truly a right edge phenomenon?. In host publication.. Publication link: 2ac80a63-3078-4d44-8cff-50d8065ac644
  • Denison, D., & van Bergen, L. (2007). A Corpus of Late 18c Prose. In J. C. Beal, K. P. Corrigan, & H. L. Moisl (Eds.), Creating and digitizing language corpora. (Vol. 2, pp. 228-246). Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan . . Publication link: fd7949b2-a325-4196-a30a-23ed4e0fadfe

2006

  • Denison, D., & Hogg, R. M. (Ed.) (2006). A history of the English language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.. Publication link: 927db0e8-54bf-4934-9ff1-4ceabdd97656
  • Denison, D. (2006). Category change in late Modern English?. In C. Houswitschka, G. Knappe, & A. Müller (Eds.), Anglistentag 2005 Bamberg: Proceedings. (pp. 447-456). (Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English; Vol. 27). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag. . Publication link: 6e8199c5-712e-4e72-9b7e-b591b8a1d641
  • Denison, D., & Hogg, R. (2006). Overview. In A history of the English language. (pp. 1-42). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 7089beda-2cf2-4ed3-bd08-961dd3da995f
  • Denison, D. (2006). Category change and gradience in the determiner system. In A. van Kemenade, & B. Los (Eds.), The handbook of the history of English. (pp. 279-304). (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics). Oxford: Blackwell. . Publication link: e392bf3a-aa2c-4446-b1db-49a963e84fdf

2004

  • Denison, D., Aarts, B. (Ed.), Keizer, E. (Ed.), & Popova, G. (Ed.) (2004). Fuzzy grammar: A reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press.. Publication link: c11f8f90-8518-4f44-bdd7-24363b74d2aa
  • Denison, D. (2004). Do grammars change when they leak?. In C. Kay, S. Horobin, & J. Smith (Eds.), New perspectives on English historical linguistics: Selected papers from 12 ICEHL, Glasgow, 21-26 August 2002, vol. 1, Syntax and morphology. (Vol. 1, pp. 15-29). (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; Vol. 251). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: 0731d16e-7f69-431e-950a-2ae2d809d86a
  • Denison, D. (2004). English historical syntax: verbal constructions. (Longman Linguistics Library). London: Longman.. Publication link: beaf9e68-7bd5-4c28-b70f-dd41d75ac69c

2003

  • Denison, D. (2003). Log(ist)ic and simplistic S-curves. In R. Hickey (Ed.), Motives for language change. (pp. 54-70). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: 9930b694-0d05-48dd-a222-8545f6b49539
  • Denison, D. (2003). Arguing with determination: Class conflict in English nominals. Creation and Practical Use of Language Texts, Nagoya, .. Publication link: e6bcbd29-814d-43af-8d51-e05106290fbd

2002

2001

  • Denison, D. (2001). Gradience and linguistic change. In L. J. Brinton (Ed.), Historical linguistics 1999: Selected papers from the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory). (pp. 119-144). (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; Vol. 215). Amsterdam and Philadelphia PA: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: ecf3c0ba-2fd8-484c-a526-fb64a354ad16

2000

  • Denison, D. (2000). Combining English auxiliaries.In O. Fischer, A. Rosenbach, & D. Stein (Eds.), Pathways of change: Grammaticalization in English. (pp. 111-147). (Studies in Language Companion Series; Vol. 53). Amsterdam and Philadelphia PA: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: 67be9377-4f51-49b7-b672-38bc8ef8ee26
  • Pratt, L., & Denison, D. (2000). The language of the Southey-Coleridge Circle. Language Sciences, 22(3), 401-422. . Publication link: 77e66ec2-d5b4-4043-af18-e941242a52c6

1998

  • Denison, D. (1998). Syntax. In S. Romaine (Ed.), The Cambridge history of the English language: 1776-1997. (Vol. 4, pp. 92-329). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. . Publication link: a218e1fd-67ae-4218-89e6-52af92fab291

1997

1996

  • Denison, D. (1996). The case of the unmarked pronoun. In D. Britton (Ed.), English historical linguistics 1994: Papers from the 8th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (8.ICEHL, Edinburgh, 19-23 September 1994). (pp. 287-299). (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; Vol. 135). Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: 59711495-caf8-4e6a-a248-ffbd0156430d

1994

  • Denison, D. (1994). A corpus of late Modern English prose. In M. Kytö, & M. Rissanen (Eds.), Corpora across the centuries: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on English Diachronic Corpora, St Catharine's College Cambridge, 25-27 March 1993. (pp. 7-16). (Language and Computers - Studies in Practical Linguistics; Vol. 11). Amsterdam and Atlanta GA: Rodopi. . Publication link: ab5ad0cd-1242-4be2-bcc2-3767318b817d

1993

  • Denison, D. (1993). Some recent changes in the English verb. In M. Gotti (Ed.), English diachronic syntax. (pp. 15-33). (Collana Blu; Vol. 20). Milan: Guerini. . Publication link: fa34bbce-7b9a-479f-a99c-af837ddc63dc

1992

  • Denison, D. (1992). The information present: Present tense for communication in the past. In M. Rissanen, O. Ihalainen, T. Nevalainen, & I. Taavitsainen (Eds.), History of Englishes: New methods and interpretations in historical linguistics. (pp. 262-286). (Topics in English Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. . Publication link: 92473e44-809e-447c-8fc0-ce1e5b0f5a0a
  • Denison, D. (1992). Counterfactual _may have_. In M. Gerritsen, & D. Stein (Eds.), Internal and external factors in syntactic change. (pp. 229-256). (Trends in Linguistics / Studies and Monographs; Vol. 61). Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. . Publication link: 3d09d992-c7df-4d08-8f2a-3bb95336dd11

1990

  • Denison, D. (1990). Auxiliary + impersonal in Old English. Folia Linguistica Historica, 9(1), 139-166. . Publication link: 65f23502-19ce-4239-a310-609491986cf2
  • Denison, D. (1990). The Old English impersonals revived. In S. Adamson, V. A. Law, N. Vincent, & S. Wright (Eds.), Papers from the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics: Cambridge, 6-9 April 1987. (pp. 111-140). (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; Vol. 65). Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: e63bcd59-0862-4b80-8a40-878e5230232c

1988

1987

1986

1985

  • Denison, D. (1985). Why Old English had no prepositional passive. English Studies, 66, 189-204. . Publication link: c75bd6aa-64ac-46bc-9f88-0a0fbcca5188
  • Denison, D. (1985). The origins of completive _up_ in English. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 86, 37-61. . Publication link: c246af57-3a10-445c-b46a-54aa70b40db8
  • Denison, D. (1985). The origins of periphrastic DO: Ellegård and Visser reconsidered. In R. Eaton, O. Fischer, W. Koopman, & F. van der Leek (Eds.), Papers from the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics: Amsterdam, 10-13 April 1985. (pp. 45-60). (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; Vol. 41). Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. . Publication link: f680838e-7f7d-4ce5-9c3c-7451d7f089b7
  • Denison, D. (1985). Some observations on _being teaching_. Studia Neophilologica, 57, 157-159. . Publication link: 54e61223-4815-41f5-bbd4-8807ade74f9c

1984

1981

  • Denison, D. (1981). Aspects of the history of English group-verbs: With particular attention to the syntax of the _Ormulum_ University of Oxford. Publication link: a51fbf18-e404-4ca6-b322-be73fba4aee9