Paul Rickman

List of John Benjamins publications for which Paul Rickman plays a role.


Changing Structures: Studies in constructions and complementation

Edited by Mark Kaunisto, Mikko Höglund and Paul Rickman

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 195] 2018. vii, 236 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Rudanko, Juhani and Paul Rickman 2024 A manipulative technique in a congressional debate: A case study from 1789Unlocking the History of English: Pragmatics, prescriptivism and text types, Caon, Luisella, Moragh S. Gordon and Thijs Porck (eds.), pp. 86–100 | Chapter
This article examines a debate in the United States House of Representatives in 1789 and presents a case study of ad socordiam, which is shown to be an informal fallacy in the language of politics. This fallacy is based on inferences about covert intentions of speakers, depending in part on the… read more
Rickman, Paul and Mark Kaunisto 2018 Aspects of the use of the transitive into -ing pattern in New Zealand EnglishChanging Structures: Studies in constructions and complementation, Kaunisto, Mark, Mikko Höglund and Paul Rickman (eds.), pp. 71–87 | Chapter
This chapter investigates the use of the transitive into -ing pattern in one of the world’s youngest dialects of English, New Zealand English (NZE). We draw on evidence collected from a diachronic NZE corpus of newspaper English, which comprises 100 million words from the years 1995–98 and 2010–12.… read more
Rudanko, Juhani and Paul Rickman 2014 Null objects and sentential complements, with evidence from the Corpus of Historical American EnglishCorpus Interrogation and Grammatical Patterns, Davidse, Kristin, Caroline Gentens, Lobke Ghesquière and Lieven Vandelanotte (eds.), pp. 209–221 | Article
The present article discusses the occurrence of covert NP objects in object control structures with the matrix verb warn. The existence of such structures is at odds with Bach’s Generalization, which effectively states that the NP object in an object control structure may not be omitted. Evidence… read more