Frank Lichtenberk

List of John Benjamins publications for which Frank Lichtenberk plays a role.


Lichtenberk, Frank 2018 The diachrony of Oceanic possessive classifiersThe Diachrony of Classification Systems, McGregor, William B. and Søren Wichmann (eds.), pp. 165–200 | Chapter
With just a small number of exceptions, Oceanic languages have multiple types of attributive possessive constructions that involve a more or less elaborate system of possessive classifiers. Constructions with possessive classifiers usually serve to express alienable possession. A different… read more
Some Austronesian languages make a grammatical distinction between alienable and inalienable possession, with further distinctions in alienable possession. While the rise of the alienable–inalienable contrast may be due to contact with Papuan languages, the development of the contrasts within… read more
Lichtenberk, Frank 2011 Nominalizations in Toqabaqita and closely related languagesNominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives, Yap, Foong Ha, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona (eds.), pp. 685–720 | Article
The paper has two major focuses. One is the nominalizing suffixes found in Toqabaqita, an Oceanic language, and its near relatives, in particular those nominalizers that are of some antiquity and one recent replacement. The other one is certain aspects of nominalizations in Toqabaqita. One feature… read more
Lichtenberk, Frank 2008 9. Asymmetry reversalAsymmetric Events, Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Barbara (ed.), pp. 173–193 | Article
Subordination is sometimes said to be characterized by a cognitive asymmetry between a matrix clause and its complement clause: the matrix clause is the profile determinant (Langacker 1991); the state of affairs expressed in the matrix clause but not the one expressed in the subordinate clause is… read more
Lichtenberk, Frank 2007 36. Reciprocals and related meanings in To’aba’itaReciprocal Constructions, Nedjalkov, Vladimir P. (ed.), pp. 1547–1571 | Chapter
Lichtenberk, Frank 2005 Inalienability and possessum individuation*Linguistic Diversity and Language Theories, Frajzyngier, Zygmunt, Adam Hodges and David S. Rood (eds.), pp. 339–362 | Article
Lichtenberk, Frank 2003 Directionality and displaced directionality in ToqabaqitaMotion, Direction and Location in Languages: In honor of Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Shay, Erin and Uwe Seibert (eds.), pp. 151–175 | Article
Lichtenberk, Frank 2002 11. Posture verbs in OceanicThe Linguistics of Sitting, Standing and Lying, Newman, John (ed.), pp. 269–314 | Chapter
Lichtenberk, Frank 2000 Reciprocals without reflexivesReciprocals: Forms and functions, Frajzyngier, Zygmunt and Traci Walker (eds.), pp. 31 ff. | Article
Lichtenberk, Frank 1997 Head-Marking and ObjecthoodEssays on Language Function and Language Type: Dedicated to T. Givón, Bybee, Joan L., John Haiman and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), pp. 301 ff. | Article
Lichtenberk, Frank 1996 Patterns of Anaphora in To’aba’ita Narrative DiscourseStudies in Anaphora, Fox, Barbara A. (ed.), pp. 379 ff. | Article
Lichtenberk, Frank 1995 Apprehensional EpistemicsModality in Grammar and Discourse, Bybee, Joan L. and Suzanne Fleischman (eds.), pp. 293 ff. | Article
Lichtenberk, Frank 1991 On the gradualness of grammaticalizationApproaches to Grammaticalization: Volume I. Theoretical and methodological issues, Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Bernd Heine (eds.), pp. 37 ff. | Article
Lichtenberk, Frank 1988 The Pragmatic Nature of Nominal Anaphora in To'Aba'ItaStudies in Language 12:2, pp. 299–344 | Article
Kikuchi, Atsuko and Frank Lichtenberk 1983 Semantic Extension in the Colour LexiconStudies in Language 7:1, pp. 25–64 | Article
A cross-linguistic study of the figurative use of colour terms reveals the existence of both language-idiosyncratic developments and general tendencies. It is argued that both types of development are ultimately grounded in the experience of the world by the speakers of the languages. Furthermore,… read more