Elly van Gelderen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elly van Gelderen plays a role.

Journals

Book series

Titles

Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

The Northumbrian Old English glosses

Edited by Elly van Gelderen

Special issue of NOWELE 72:2 (2019) v, 154 pp.
Subjects Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics

Syntax: An Introduction to Minimalism

Elly van Gelderen

[Not in series, 214] 2017.  xvi, 159 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Cyclical Change Continued

Edited by Elly van Gelderen

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 227] 2016. viii, 429 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

A Middle English Syntax: Parts of speech

Tauno F. Mustanoja

[Not in series, 207] 2016. ix, 702 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics

A History of the English Language: Revised edition

Elly van Gelderen

[Not in series, 183] 2014. xx, 338 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Argument Structure in Flux: The Naples-Capri Papers

Edited by Elly van Gelderen, Jóhanna Barðdal and Michela Cennamo

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 131] 2013. viii, 578 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

An Introduction to the Grammar of English: Revised edition

Elly van Gelderen

[Not in series, 153] 2010. xxi, 232 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Cyclical Change

Edited by Elly van Gelderen

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 146] 2009. viii, 329 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

A History of the English Language

Elly van Gelderen

[Not in series, 135] 2006. xviii, 334 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Grammaticalization as Economy

Elly van Gelderen

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 71] 2004. xv, 320 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Generative linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects English linguistics | Generative linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Syntax
Subjects English linguistics | Generative linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Morphology | Semantics
Subjects English linguistics | Generative linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

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In this paper, I sketch the CP layer in main and embedded clauses in the history of English. The Modern English main clause is not as easily expandable as the Old English one, but the reverse is true in the subordinate clause, where Modern English has a more flexible embedded CP than Old English. I… read more | Article
Gelderen, Elly van 2019 The Northumbrian Old English glossesThe Northumbrian Old English glosses, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.), pp. 119–133
The articles in this volume contribute to our understanding of Northumbrian Old English of the 10th century, of the nature of external influence, and of the authorship of the glosses. This introduction provides a background to these three areas. Most of the introduction and contributions examine… read more | Introduction
Gelderen, Elly van 2019 Reflexive pronouns in the Lindisfarne glossesThe Northumbrian Old English glosses, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.), pp. 220–244
Old English uses personal pronouns, demonstratives, and limited null subject for reference to previously mentioned nouns. It uses personal pronouns reflexively and pronouns modified by ‘self’ identical in form with an intensive. This use of a pronoun modified by self has been attributed to British… read more | Article
Bahtchevanova, Mariana and Elly van Gelderen 2016 The interaction between the French subject and object cyclesCyclical Change Continued, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.), pp. 113–136
In Colloquial French, first and second person preverbal subject pronouns function as agreement markers on the finite verb because they are obligatory and adjacent to the finite verb (e.g. von Wartburg 1943). In other spoken varieties of French, third person pronouns are also agreement markers,… read more | Article
Gelderen, Elly van 2016 IntroductionA Middle English Syntax: Parts of speech, Mustanoja, Tauno F., pp. vii–ix
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Gelderen, Elly van 2016 Cyclical change continued: IntroductionCyclical Change Continued, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.), pp. 3–17
This introductory chapter outlines what a cycle is, what kinds of cycles are generally accepted, and how the contributions in this book fit the various cycles. Uncontroversial cycles are the negative, future, modal, and determiner cycles; these will be referred to as micro-cycles. More… read more | Article
Gelderen, Elly van 2015 The particle howDiscourse-oriented Syntax, Bayer, Josef, Roland Hinterhölzl and Andreas Trotzke (eds.), pp. 159–174
Words that function in the lower part of the clause can be reanalyzed as base generated in the higher part. In this paper, I examine how the manner and degree adverb how also functions as a conjunction and yes/no marker. The latter two uses, though not accepted by all native speakers, go back quite… read more | Article
Gelderen, Elly van 2013 The diachrony of pronouns and demonstrativesIn Search of Universal Grammar: From Old Norse to Zoque, Lohndal, Terje (ed.), pp. 195–218
This paper provides a description and account of some of the changes involving the DP, namely anaphoric marking in English (and Scandinavian). I argue that Old English personal pronouns are not deictic/referential but that demonstrative pronouns have this function. This situation reverses itself in… read more | Article
This article examines changes in the valency marking in the history of English. I start with a discussion of the typological literature on measuring basic valency and point out the problems with such an approach. A sample of 18 Old English verbs provides no basic valency pattern for Old English;… read more | Article
Gelderen, Elly van 2010 Features in reanalysis and grammaticalizationGradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization, Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Graeme Trousdale (eds.), pp. 129–147
This chapter discusses this volume’s contributions by Roberts, De Smet, and Denison because they cover a wide range of explanations of gradience and gradual change. These three approaches can be accounted for in a similar way and I offer an account of gradual change using a Feature Economy… read more | Article
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Gelderen, Elly van 2010 Reflexive cartographyStructure Preserved: Studies in syntax for Jan Koster, Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter and Mark de Vries (eds.), pp. 141–148
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Gelderen, Elly van 2009 Chapter 1. Cyclical change, an introductionCyclical Change, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.)
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This paper examines what data from language change can tell us about derivations, and in particular the early part of the derivation where lexical items are selected from the lexicon using the Survive mechanism. It is well-known that in changes often referred to as grammaticalization the features… read more | Article
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Gelderen, Elly van 2005 Principles and parameters in changeSyntax and Variation: Reconciling the Biological and the Social, Cornips, Leonie and Karen P. Corrigan (eds.), pp. 179–198
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Gelderen, Elly van 2004 Aspect, infinitival complements, and evidentialsThe Composition of Meaning: From lexeme to discourse, Meulen, Alice G.B. ter and Werner Abraham (eds.), pp. 39 ff.
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Gelderen, Elly van 2001 Towards personal subjects in English: Variation in feature interpretabilityGrammatical Relations in Change, Faarlund, Jan Terje (ed.), pp. 137–157
The paper examines the well-known change from impersonal to personal subject from the point of view of a slight person split in Old and Early Middle English: third person pronouns remain impersonal longer than first or second person. This split is shown to be linked to the different rates of… read more | Article
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Gelderen, Elly van 2000 The role of person and position in Old EnglishPathways of Change: Grammaticalization in English, Fischer, Olga, Anette Rosenbach and Dieter Stein (eds.), pp. 187–206
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Gelderen, Elly van 2000 Bound pronouns and non-local anaphors: The case of Earlier EnglishReflexives: Forms and functions, Frajzyngier, Zygmunt and Traci Walker (eds.), pp. 187 ff.
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Gelderen, Elly van 1997 Universals and Minimalist FeaturesStudies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation, Alexiadou, Artemis and Tracy Alan Hall (eds.), pp. 181–196
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Gelderen, Elly van 1995 David Denison, English Historical SyntaxStudies in Language 19:2, pp. 575–577
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