Carola Trips

List of John Benjamins publications for which Carola Trips plays a role.

Book series


Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar

Edited by Eric Fuß and Carola Trips

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 72] 2004. viii, 228 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects English linguistics | Generative linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Syntax


This article deals with the copying of argument structure, pursuing two aims: first, I will discuss why the copying of verbs, and more specifically their argument structure, has never been truly dealt with in models of language contact, including borrowing scales and hierarchies. I will show that… read more | Chapter
Stein, Achim, Richard P. Ingham and Carola Trips 2019 Chapter 9. What is a diachronically stable system in a language-contact situation? The case of the English recipient passiveThe Determinants of Diachronic Stability, Breitbarth, Anne, Miriam Bouzouita, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn (eds.), pp. 215–244
In this paper we present data showing that the development of the English recipient passive (RP) was linked predominantly to verbs of French origin, although Old French (OF) did not have an RP. We present two explanations of the role that contact with French could have played in this development.… read more | Chapter
This chapter discusses results from a quantitative study of possible contact-induced change in Middle English in a multi-genre corpus (the Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Middle English 2 (PPCME2), Kroch & Taylor 2000, and a single-genre corpus, the Penn Corpus of Early English Correspondence… read more | Chapter
Trips, Carola and Achim Stein 2018 Chapter 10. Cleft sentences in the history of French and English: A case of pragmatic borrowing?Focus Realization in Romance and Beyond, García García, Marco and Melanie Uth (eds.), pp. 287–310
This paper addresses the question of whether certain types of cleft constructions found in earlier stages of English can be interpreted as instances of pragmatic borrowing from French. According to Prince (1988) this type of borrowing can be assumed if (i) a syntactic form in the recipient language… read more | Chapter
Trips, Carola 2014 The position proper of the adjective in Middle English: A result of language contactAdjectives in Germanic and Romance, Sleeman, Petra, Freek Van de Velde and Harry Perridon (eds.), pp. 73–94
This paper discusses grammatical replication as a possible explanation for the rise of postposed rhematic adjectives in Middle English (ME) times. It will be shown that this phenomenon, which is described by Fischer (2006) as a violation of the Old English pattern, has the potential to have been… read more | Article
Trips, Carola and Eric Fuß 2009 The syntax and semantics of the temporal anaphor “then” in Old and Middle EnglishAdvances in Comparative Germanic Syntax, Alexiadou, Artemis, Jorge Hankamer, Thomas McFadden, Justin Nuger and Florian Schäfer (eds.), pp. 171–196
The fact that þa/þonne ‘then’ trigger V2 in OE is commonly accounted for by assuming that these adverbs are operators that trigger V-to-C movement. This paper presents an alternative analysis based on the observation that þa/þonne and pronouns are in complementary distribution in preverbal position. read more | Article
An in-depth corpus study will show that the ability of -able formations to highlight other arguments of the verbal base is present from the start in Old French texts, similarly to findings for Modern French (2003). Old French formations like (par)durable, decevable or changable show that… read more | Article
Fuß, Eric and Carola Trips 2004 IntroductionDiachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammar, Fuß, Eric and Carola Trips (eds.), pp. 1–29