Tinne Van Rompaey

List of John Benjamins publications for which Tinne Van Rompaey plays a role.


Corpus Interrogation and Grammatical Patterns

Edited by Kristin Davidse, Caroline Gentens, Lobke Ghesquière and Lieven Vandelanotte

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 63] 2014. viii, 358 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


This study describes the development of an English and French multiple choice vocabulary test – the VocabLab tests – that measure learners’ knowledge at four frequency levels up to the most frequent 5,000 words: the 2,000-level, 3,000-level, 4,000-level, and the 5,000-level. The two tests aimed… read more
Rompaey, Tinne Van, Kristin Davidse and Peter Petré 2015 Lexicalization and grammaticalization: The case of the verbo-nominal expressions be on the/one’s way/roadFunctions of Language 22:2, pp. 232–263 | Article
In this article we show that verbo-nominal expressions be on the/one’s way/road emerged as lexical composite predicates in Old English. These templates came to be elaborated by directional adjuncts, adjuncts describing states or events, and purpose clauses. In Late Modern English, the structure… read more
Petré, Peter, Kristin Davidse and Tinne Van Rompaey 2012 On ways of being on the way: Lexical, complex preposition and aspect marker usesInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 17:2, pp. 229–258 | Article
This article presents a case study of a set of constructions containing the related way-nouns road, way, track and route, exemplified by (i) the farm road to the house, (ii) A senior Soviet official is on his way to the Iraqi capital, (iii) spies Burgess and Maclean escaped from Britain en route to… read more