Thomas Stolz

List of John Benjamins publications for which Thomas Stolz plays a role.


Introducing Maltese Linguistics: Selected papers from the 1st International Conference on Maltese Linguistics, Bremen, 18–20 October, 2007

Edited by Bernard Comrie, Ray Fabri, Elizabeth Hume, Manwel Mifsud, Thomas Stolz and Martine Vanhove

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 113] 2009. xi, 422 pp.
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | English linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Stolz, Thomas 2019 The naked truth about the Chamorro dualStudies in Language 43:3, pp. 533–584 | Article
It is argued that the traditional belief that the formal expression of the dual in Chamorro is restricted to intransitivity / low transitivity is inadequate since it precludes the possibility of accounting constructions in which the dual is also expressed in combination with transitive verbs. In… read more
Stolz, Thomas and Nataliya Levkovych 2019 On belonging: Preliminary thoughts on the typology of belong-constructionsPossession in Languages of Europe and North and Central Asia, Johanson, Lars, Lidia Federica Mazzitelli and Irina Nevskaya (eds.), pp. 313–364 | Chapter
This study aims at pinpointing certain properties of belong-constructions which might prove helpful for a future cross-linguistic inquiry into the grammar of those categories which associate with the notion belong in particular and with predicative possession in general. To this end, languages from… read more
Stolz, Thomas, Nataliya Levkovych and Aina Urdze 2017 Spatial interrogatives: Typology and dynamics (with special focus on the development from Latin to Romance)Space in Diachrony, Luraghi, Silvia, Tatiana Nikitina and Chiara Zanchi (eds.), pp. 207–240 | Chapter
This paper explores the diachronic behavior of the paradigms of the spatial interrogatives where, whither, and whence in forty-five contemporary Romance varieties by way of comparing them to the facts reported for their common ancestor: Latin. It is shown that the vast majority of the paradigms… read more
This paper examines some of the problems which arise in connection with the question of whether or not reduplication is a language universal. The point of departure of the study is Moravcsik’s (1978) seminal paper on reduplicative constructions in cross-linguistic perspective. In the main body of… read more
Stolz, Thomas 2010 Pleonastic morphology dies hard: Change and variation of definiteness inflection in LithuanianVariation and Change in Morphology: Selected papers from the 13th International Morphology Meeting, Vienna, February 2008, Rainer, Franz, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Dieter Kastovsky and Hans Christian Luschützky (eds.), pp. 217–244 | Article
Lithuanian displays a variety of morphological phenomena which languageindependently pass as highly marked. This paper looks at one particularly intriguing feature, namely definiteness inflection in the guise of pleonastic morphology. The synchronic facts of modern standard Lithuanian are presented… read more
Stolz, Thomas 2009 Splitting the verb chain in modern literary MalteseIntroducing Maltese Linguistics: Selected papers from the 1st International Conference on Maltese Linguistics, Bremen, 18–20 October, 2007, Comrie, Bernard, Ray Fabri, Elizabeth Hume, Manwel Mifsud, Thomas Stolz and Martine Vanhove (eds.), pp. 133–179 | Article
Stolz, Thomas 2008 Total reduplication vs. echo-word formation in language contact situationsLanguage Contact and Contact Languages, Siemund, Peter and Noemi Kintana (eds.), pp. 107–132 | Article
This article provides a new vista of an old problem, viz. the supposed counter-iconic nature of a variety of reduplicative patterns which encode categories such as diminution, attenuation, etc. It is argued that even these categories are iconically represented by reduplication because iconicity is… read more
Stolz, Thomas 2007 Allora: On the recurrence of function-word borrowing in contact situations with Italian as donor languageConnectivity in Grammar and Discourse, Rehbein, Jochen, Christiane Hohenstein and Lukas Pietsch (eds.), pp. 75–99 | Article
The article addresses the issue of function-word borrowing from Italian into a number of languages spoken in Italy or neighbouring regions. Among the most frequently borrowed items, the discourse particle allora stands out as the most widespread Italian loan. The article explores the properties… read more
Stolz, Thomas 2001 On Circum-Baltic instrumentals and comitatives: To and fro coherenceCircum-Baltic Languages: Volume 2: Grammar and Typology, Dahl, Östen and Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (eds.), pp. 591–612 | Article
Stolz, Thomas and Sabine Gorsemann 2001 Pronominal possession in Faroese and the parameters of alienability/inalienabilityStudies in Language 25:3, pp. 557–599 | Article
The paper seeks to demonstrate that grammatically relevant distinctions of alienable vs. inalienable possession are not completely uncommon in modern Indo-European languages of Europe. A detailed analysis of pronominal attributive possession in presentday Faroese shows that there is a clearly… read more