William A. Croft

List of John Benjamins publications for which William A. Croft plays a role.

Book series



Studies in Typology and Diachrony: Papers presented to Joseph H. Greenberg on his 75th birthday

Edited by William A. Croft, Suzanne Kemmer and Keith Denning

[Typological Studies in Language, 20] 1990. xxxiv, 243 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Croft, William A. 2021 A sociolinguistic typology for languages in contactVariation Rolls the Dice: A worldwide collage in honour of Salikoko S. Mufwene, Aboh, Enoch O. and Cécile B. Vigouroux (eds.), pp. 23–56 | Chapter
Different types of languages evolve in situations of human social contact, depending on the nature of the contact and the attitudes on the part of the speakers towards the societies in contact. Three socially-defined language types are useful for classifying contact languages. One may distinguish… read more
Croft, William A. 2011 Language as a processExperience, Variation and Generalization: Learning a first language, Arnon, Inbal and Eve V. Clark (eds.), pp. 241–260 | Article
Language is not the result state of some type of learning process, but is a process itself, so that there is complete continuity in kind between what an infant is doing and what an adult is doing with language. This chapter describes three fundamental language processes undertaken by children and… read more
Croft, William A., Jóhanna Barðdal, Willem B. Hollmann, Violeta Sotirova and Chiaki Taoka 2010 Revising Talmy’s typological classification of complex event constructionsContrastive Studies in Construction Grammar, Boas, Hans C. (ed.), pp. 201–236 | Article
Croft, William A. 2009 Toward a social cognitive linguisticsNew Directions in Cognitive Linguistics, Evans, Vyvyan and Stéphanie Pourcel (eds.), pp. 395–420 | Article
Constructional analysis of corpus data can contribute to the analysis of a semantic frame, as demonstrated by a small corpus study of eat and feed. The EAT/FEED frame forms part of a taxonomy of frames including the superordinate CONSUME frame and subordinate frames of human vs. animal eating;… read more
Croft, William A. 2007 Beyond Aristotle and gradience: A reply to AartsStudies in Language 31:2, pp. 409–430 | Article
Aarts (2004) argues that the best way to model grammatical categories is a compromise preserving Aristotelian form classes with sharp boundaries on the one hand, and allowing gradience in terms of the number of syntactic properties that a category member possesses on the other. But the assumption… read more
Croft, William A. 2006 The relevance of an evolutionary model to historical linguisticsCompeting Models of Linguistic Change: Evolution and beyond, Nedergaard Thomsen, Ole (ed.), pp. 91–132 | Article
Croft, William A. 2005 Logical and typological arguments for Radical Construction GrammarConstruction Grammars: Cognitive grounding and theoretical extensions, Östman, Jan-Ola and Mirjam Fried (eds.), pp. 273–314 | Chapter
Croft, William A. 2003 Lexical rules vs. constructions: A false dichotomyMotivation in Language: Studies in honor of Günter Radden, Cuyckens, Hubert, Thomas Berg, René Dirven † and Klaus-Uwe Panther (eds.), pp. 49–68 | Article
Croft, William A. and Esther J. Wood 2000 Construal operations in linguistics and artificial intelligenceMeaning and Cognition: A multidisciplinary approach, Albertazzi, Liliana (ed.), pp. 51–78 | Chapter
This essay deals with one of the fundamental aspects of the semantics of cognitive linguistics, namely the nature of construal operations, and this entails reference to the conceptualization of the described situation in the mind of the language user. In expounding the conceptualist approach to… read more
Croft, William A. 1999 What (Some) Functionalists Can Learn from (Some) FormalistsFunctionalism and Formalism in Linguistics: Volume I: General papers, Darnell, Michael, Edith A. Moravcsik, Michael Noonan, Frederick J. Newmeyer and Kathleen Wheatley (eds.), pp. 87 ff. | Article
Croft, William A. 1995 Review of Klaiman (1991): Grammatical voiceStudies in Language 19:2, pp. 553–562 | Review
Croft, William A. 1994 Voice: Beyond Control and AffectednessVoice: Form and Function, Fox, Barbara A. and Paul J. Hopper (eds.), pp. 89 ff. | Article
Croft, William A., Keith Denning and Suzanne Kemmer 1990 Typology and diachrony in the work of Joseph H. GreenbergStudies in Typology and Diachrony: Papers presented to Joseph H. Greenberg on his 75th birthday, Croft, William A., Suzanne Kemmer and Keith Denning (eds.), pp. ix ff. | Miscellaneous
Croft, William A., Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot and Suzanne Kemmer 1987 Diachronic semantic processes in the middel voicePapers from the 7th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Giacalone Ramat, Anna, Onofrio Carruba and Giuliano Bernini (eds.), pp. 179 ff. | Article