Brighter, cleverer, but more intelligent: Understanding periphrasis

Periphrasis bibliography

Ackerman, Farrell & Gregory Stump. 2004. Paradigms and periphrastic expression: a study in realization-based lexicalism. Projecting Morphology, ed. by Louisa Sadler and Andrew Spencer, 111-58. Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information.

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. 2005. Serial verb constructions in typological perspective. Serial verb constructions: a cross-linguistic typology, ed. by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon, 1-68. Oxford: OUP.

Andersen, Henning. 2006. Grammation, regrammation and degrammation. Tense loss in Russian. Diachronica 23:2, 231-258

Blevins, James P. 2004. Periphrasis as syntactic exponence. To appear in: Paradigms and periphrasis, ed. by Farrell Ackerman, James Blevins, and Gregory Stump. Stanford: CSLI.

Booij Geert. 2004. Constructional idioms and periphrasis: the progressive construction in Dutch. To appear in: Paradigms and periphrasis, ed. by Farrell Ackerman, James Blevins, and Gregory Stump. Stanford: CSLI.

Bowern, Claire (forthcoming). The Historical Linguistics of Complex Predication. [Introduction to an edited volume on complex predicates in historical perspective.]

Börjars, Kersti, Nigel Vincent and Carol Chapman. 1997. Paradigms, periphrases and pronominal inflection: a feature-based account. Yearbook of Morphology 1996, ed. by Geert Booij and Jaap van Marle, 155-180. Amsterdam: Kluwer.

Börjars, Kersti and Nigel Vincent. 2006. Paradigms, periphrases and change. Paper read at the 2006 LAGB Meeting. University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Boyd, Jeremy Kenyon. 2007. Comparatively speaking: a psycholinguistic study of optionality in grammar. A dissertation submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistic and Cognitive Science. University of California, San Diego.

Carrasco, Gutierrez, Angeles & Luis Garcia Fernandez. 2006. Diccionario de Perifrasis Verbales. Madrid: Gredos. (based on the translation of the authors' abstract)

Cennamo, Michela. 2007. Auxiliaries and serials between late Latin and early Romance. Sui dialetti italoromanzi: Saggi in onore di Nigel B. Vincent, ed. by Delia Bentley and Adam Ledgeway. (The Italianist No 27, special supplement 1), 63-87. Cambridge: University of Cambridge, Department of Italian.

Donohue, Mark. 2008. Complex predicates and bipartite stems in Skou. Studies in Language 32:2. 279-335. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Durie, Mark. 1997. Grammatical structures in Verb Serialization. Complex predicates, ed. by Alex Alsina, Joan Bresnan and Peter Sells. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

Embick, David. 2007. Blocking effects and analytic/synthetic alternations. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 25. 1-37.

Everett, Daniel L. 2005. Periphrastic pronouns in Wari. International Journal of American Linguistics. Vol. 71, No 3. 303-326.

Falk, Yehuda N. 2008. Functional relations in the English auxiliary system. Linguistics 46-5. 861-889.

Gibson, Diana. 2005. Causative verbs in ancient Greek: the development of the periphrastic construction. University of Oxford: thesis (D.Phil.).

Harris, Alice C. Forthcoming. Unexpected periphrasis in Udi. To appear in: Paradigms and periphrasis, ed. by Farrell Ackerman, James Blevins, and Gregory Stump. Stanford: CSLI.

Haspelmath, Martin. 2000. Periphrasis. Morphologie / Morphology: Ein internationales Handbuch zur Flexion und Wortbildung / An International Handbook on Inflection and Word-Formation, ed. by Geert Booij, Christian Lehmann and Joachim Mugdan.1, 654-664. Berlin: de Gruyter.

Hiyama, Susumu. 2004. Old English verbal-auxiliary clusters: some notes. Neophilologus 88, 121-129.

Kiparsky, Paul. 2005. Blocking and Periphrasis in inflectional paradigms. Yearbook of Morphology 2004, ed. by Geert Booij, 113-135. Dordrecht: Springer.

Laca, Brenda. 2006. Indefinites, Quantifiers and Pluractionals: What Scope Effects Tell Us about Event Pluralities. Non-definiteness and Plurality, ed. by Liliane Tasmowski and Svetlana Vogeleer, 190-216. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Mondorf, Britta. 2009. More support for more-support. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Narrog, Heiko. 2010. The order of meaningful elements in the Japanese verbal complex. Morphology 20, 205-237.

Poser, William J. 1992. Blocking of phrasal constructions by lexical items. Lexical Matters, ed. by Ivan Sag and Anna Szabolcsi, 111-130. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information. 111-130.

Pullum, Geoffrey K. & Arnold M. Zwicky. 1984. The syntax-phonology boundary and current syntactic theories. Working Papers in Linguistics. The Ohio State University 29, 105-116.

Ross, John Robert 1991. Verbiness and the Size of Niches in the English Auxiliary. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language: Essays in Honor of S.-Y. Kuroda, ed. by Carol Georgopolous and Roberta Ishihara, 459-466. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.

Sadler, Louisa & Andrew Spencer. 2001. Syntax as an exponent of morphosyntactic features. Yearbook of Morphology 2000, ed. by Geert Booij and Jaap van Marle, 71-96. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Shyldkrot, Hava Bat-Zeev and Nicole Le Querler (eds). 2005. Les Périphrases Verbales. Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa 25. John Benjamins.

Sobolev, Andrej. 2009. From synthetic to analytic case: variation in South Slavic dialects. The Oxford Handbook of Case, ed. by Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer, 716-721. Oxford: OUP.

Spencer, Andrew. 2003. Periphrastic paradigms in Bulgarian. Syntactic Structures and Morphological Information. (Interface Explorations 7), ed. by Uwe Junghanns and Luka Szucsich, 249-282. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Spencer, Andrew. 2008. Does Hungarian have a case system? Case and Grammatical Relations: Studies in honor of Bernard Comrie, ed. by Greville G. Corbett and Michael Noonan, 35-56. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

van Staden, Miriam & Ger Reesink 2008. Serial verb constructions in a linguistic area. Serial Verb Constructions in Austronesian and Papuan languages, ed. by Gunter Senft, 17-54. Pacific Linguistics 594.

Stump, Gregory. 2004.  Morphological blocking and Pānini's principle. To appear in: Periphrasis and paradigms, ed. by Farrell Ackermann, James P. Blevins and Gregory Stump. Stanford: CSLI.

Tesniere, Lucien. 1939. Théorie structurale des temps composés. Mélanges de linguistique offerts a Charles Bally, 153-183. Genève: Georg et Cie, S.A.

Toops, Gary. 2006. A Contrastive Perspective on Several Morphosyntactic Features of Upper Sorbian," Canadian Slavonic Papers - Revue canadiennedes slavistes 48:1-2, 136-155.

Vincent, Nigel. 2001. Non-finite forms, periphrases, and autonomous morphology in Latin and Romance. Morphological Autonomy. Perspectives from Romance Inflectional Morphology, ed. by Maria Goldbach, Marc-Olivier Hinzelin, Martin Maiden and John Charles Smith, 421-439. Oxford: OUP.

Warner, Anthony R. 1992. An interpretation of the rise of periphrastic do. Research paper YLLS/RP. University of York.

Willis, David. 1999. The structure of Old Russian periphrastic verbal constructions. Crossing Boundaries: Advances in the Theory of Central and East European Languages, ed. by István Kenesei, 45­65. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 182. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Zwicky, Arnold M. 1990. What are we talking about when we talk about serial verbs? OSU Working Papers in Linguistics.

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