Mirjam Fried

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mirjam Fried plays a role.


Book series


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

Variation and Change: Pragmatic perspectives

Edited by Mirjam Fried, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren

[Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights, 6] 2010. x, 275 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Grammatical Constructions: Back to the roots

Edited by Mirjam Fried and Hans C. Boas

[Constructional Approaches to Language, 4] 2005. viii, 246 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Construction Grammars: Cognitive grounding and theoretical extensions

Edited by Jan-Ola Östman and Mirjam Fried

[Constructional Approaches to Language, 3] 2005. viii, 325 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective

Edited by Mirjam Fried and Jan-Ola Östman

[Constructional Approaches to Language, 2] 2004. vi, 209 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Grammatical organization of conversational language presents us with the challenge of incorporating recurrent contextual and discourse-relevant properties in grammatical descriptions, as part of speakers’ conventional knowledge. Using data from conversational Czech extracted from the Czech… read more
Fried, Mirjam 2015 Irregular morphology in regular syntactic patterns: A case of constructional re-alignmentDiachronic Construction Grammar, Barðdal, Jóhanna, Elena Smirnova, Lotte Sommerer and Spike Gildea (eds.), pp. 139–172 | Article
In exploring the multi-dimensional and incremental nature of grammatical change that emerges from the recurrent interaction between a form and its environment, this study demonstrates that a systematic examination of morphological irregularity can enrich our understanding of the anatomy of… read more
Fried, Mirjam 2010 Grammaticalization and lexicalization effects in participial morphology: A Construction Grammar approach to language changeFormal Evidence in Grammaticalization Research, Van linden, An, Jean-Christophe Verstraete and Kristin Davidse (eds.), pp. 191–224 | Article
The study explores a particular functional shift (predication > modification) associated with a special participial form in Slavic, as attested in Old Czech. The purpose of the study is a close examination of the criteria that have been proposed as common manifestations of grammaticalization, in… read more
Fried, Mirjam 2010 Constructions and frames as interpretive cluesFraming: From grammar to application, Sambre, Paul and Maria-Cornelia Wermuth (eds.), pp. 83–102 | Article
Drawing attention to a rather neglected domain in Construction Grammar analyses, this paper examines the multi-layered nature of speakers’ linguistic knowledge and its manifestation in the emergence of new linguistic structure. In particular, I show that the emergence of certain discourse-sensitive… read more
Fried, Mirjam 2010 Introduction: From instances of change to explanations of changeVariation and Change: Pragmatic perspectives, Fried, Mirjam, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 1–16 | Article
Through a discourse-grounded internal reconstruction that aims at capturing the emergence of grammatical structure, the study examines the development of the subjective epistemic particle jestli ‘[in-my-opinion-] maybe’ in conversational Czech. Through internal reconstruction, the change… read more
Fried, Mirjam 2009 Word orderGrammar, Meaning and Pragmatics, Brisard, Frank, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 289–300 | Article
Fried, Mirjam 2009 Representing contextual factors in language change: Between frames and constructionsContexts and Constructions, Bergs, Alexander and Gabriele Diewald (eds.), pp. 63–94 | Article
In a usage-based analysis of four syntactic reflexives in Czech, this paper examines the question of representing speakers’ knowledge of polyfunctional grammatical categories. I argue that the reflexives form a prototype-based network of partially overlapping grammatical patterns, organized by the… read more
Boas, Hans C. and Mirjam Fried 2005 IntroductionGrammatical Constructions: Back to the roots, Fried, Mirjam and Hans C. Boas (eds.), pp. 1–9 | Miscellaneous
Östman, Jan-Ola and Mirjam Fried 2005 The Cognitive grounding of Constructional GrammarConstruction Grammars: Cognitive grounding and theoretical extensions, Östman, Jan-Ola and Mirjam Fried (eds.), pp. 1–13 | Chapter
Fried, Mirjam 2004 Predicate semantics and event construal in Czech case markingConstruction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective, Fried, Mirjam and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 87–119 | Chapter
Fried, Mirjam and Jan-Ola Östman 2004 Construction Grammar: A thumbnail sketchConstruction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective, Fried, Mirjam and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 11–86 | Chapter
Östman, Jan-Ola and Mirjam Fried 2004 Historical and intellectual background of Construction GrammarConstruction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective, Fried, Mirjam and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 1–10 | Chapter
Fried, Mirjam 2003 Word orderHandbook of Pragmatics: 2002 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Article
Fried, Mirjam 1999 From Interest to Ownership: a Constructional View of External PossessorsExternal Possession, Payne, Doris L. and Immanuel Barshi (eds.), pp. 473 ff. | Article