Kiki Nikiforidou

List of John Benjamins publications for which Kiki Nikiforidou plays a role.



On the Interaction of Constructions with Register and Genre

Edited by Kerstin Fischer and Kiki Nikiforidou

Special issue of Constructions and Frames 7:2 (2015) v, 243 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Functional linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Advances in Frame Semantics

Edited by Mirjam Fried and Kiki Nikiforidou

[Benjamins Current Topics, 58] 2013. v, 209 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Nikiforidou, Kiki 2022 Constructional analysisHandbook of Pragmatics: Manual, Verschueren, Jef and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 310–324 | Chapter
Geka, Vassiliki, Sophia Marmaridou and Kiki Nikiforidou 2020 Dialogic constructions and discourse units: The case of think again Review of Cognitive Linguistics 18:2, pp. 480–518 | Article
Adopting a constructionally-oriented analysis, the present paper examines the pattern ‘think again’ (i.e., an instance of a mental state verb + adverbial adjunct) in synchronic, corpus-derived data. On the basis of both qualitative and quantitative analyses we show that think again merits… read more
Georgakopoulos, Thanasis, Eliese-Sophia Lincke, Kiki Nikiforidou and Anna Piata 2020 On the polysemy of motion verbs in Ancient Greek and Coptic: Why lexical constructions are importantStudies in Language 44:1, pp. 27–69 | Article
In this paper, we propose a constructional analysis of the meanings of two generic motion verbs in Ancient Greek and Coptic (Sahidic dialect), the verbs baínō and bôk, respectively, both of which are glossed as ‘go’ and are characterized by extensive polysemy. We argue that an adequate analysis… read more
Nikiforidou, Kiki 2018 Genre and constructional analysisCognitive Perspectives on Genre, Vergaro, Carla (ed.), pp. 543–575 | Article
Constructional approaches to genre model genre knowledge in terms of genre-based constructions. Like all constructions, these represent conventionalized pairings of meaning and form, of varying degrees of length and schematicity, whose pragmatic specifications include their association with a… read more
Nikiforidou, Kiki 2015 Grammatical constructions and cross-text generalizations: Empathetic narration as genreOn the Interaction of Constructions with Register and Genre, Fischer, Kerstin and Kiki Nikiforidou (eds.), pp. 181–217 | Article
This paper investigates two tense-based constructions in English and Greek and one complementation construction in Greek, whose import is to effect a deictic shift and allow narration to proceed from the point of view of the narrated events and a participant therein. In addition to the individual… read more
Nikiforidou, Kiki and Kerstin Fischer 2015 On the interaction of constructions with register and genreOn the Interaction of Constructions with Register and Genre, Fischer, Kerstin and Kiki Nikiforidou (eds.), pp. 137–147 | Article
The formalist definition of relative clauses as a clearly distinct construction with two syntactically linked clauses has been recently questioned by cross-linguistic evidence. It is here further undermined by a discussion of constructions in Modern Greek, which although deviating from the… read more
Nikiforidou, Kiki and Rena Torres Cacoullos 2010 Variably future-marked conditionals in Greek: Integrating discourse and grammarConstructions and Frames 2:1, pp. 90–123 | Article
It has been proposed that future-marked conditionals have discourse-pragmatic functions other than future temporal reference (Comrie 1982, Fillmore 1990, Dancygier & Sweetser 2005). Through a corpus-based multivariate analysis we show that future-marked conditionals in Greek are associated with… read more
Nikiforidou, Kiki 2009 Constructional analysisGrammar, Meaning and Pragmatics, Brisard, Frank, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 16–32 | Article
Nikiforidou, Kiki 2009 Constructional analysisHandbook of Pragmatics: 2009 Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 1–19 | Article
Nikiforidou, Kiki 2007 The construction of meaning in relative clauses: Indeterminacy and constraintsAspects of Meaning Construction, Radden, Günter, Klaus-Michael Köpcke, Thomas Berg and Peter Siemund (eds.), pp. 189–205 | Article
Greek relative clauses introduced by pu have been described as structurally determined constructions in which interpretation is precisely guided by the syntax of the clause. In contrast to this oversimplified view, I show that pu relatives regularly underspecify the intended interpretation,… read more
Antonopoulou, Eleni and Kiki Nikiforidou 2002 Deictic motion and the adoption of perspective in GreekPragmatics 12:3, pp. 273–295 | Article
In this paper we examine the semantics-pragmatics of the deictic motion verb erxome ‘come’ in central and extended uses. We argue that a detailed language-specific analysis of erxome and its systemic counterpart pijeno ‘go’ is necessary, since even at the level of basic appropriateness conditions,… read more
The grammaticalization of as from a lexical imperative of Ancient Greek to a particle of Modern Greek follows some well-identified trends in historical linguistics. An adequate description of the change needs to refer simultaneously to semantic, syntactic and phonological parameters, which makes as… read more
Christidis, Anastasios-F. and Kiki Nikiforidou 1994 Structural and cross-linguistic regularities in the history of three particlesThemes in Greek Linguistics: Papers from the First International Conference on Greek Linguistics, Reading, September 1993, Philippaki-Warburton, Irene, Katerina Nicolaidis and Maria Sifianou (eds.), pp. 169 ff. | Article