Gunther Kaltenböck

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gunther Kaltenböck plays a role.


Grammar and Cognition: Dualistic models of language structure and language processing

Edited by Alexander Haselow and Gunther Kaltenböck

[Human Cognitive Processing, 70] 2020. vii, 358 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Psycholinguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Outside the Clause: Form and function of extra-clausal constituents

Edited by Gunther Kaltenböck, Evelien Keizer and Arne Lohmann

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 178] 2016. vi, 450 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Phonology | Pragmatics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Kaltenböck, Gunther 2023 Chapter 1. On the use of there -clefts with zero subject relativizerReconnecting Form and Meaning: In honour of Kristin Davidse, Gentens, Caroline, Lobke Ghesquière, William B. McGregor and An Van linden (eds.), pp. 17–43 | Chapter
This chapter investigates the use of there-clefts without a subject relativizer (e.g. There’s a man came into the bar) in contemporary British English, a much neglected construction that is often dismissed as non-standard. Using data from the Spoken British National Corpus 2014, the study shows… read more
Heine, Bernd, Gunther Kaltenböck, Tania Kuteva and Haiping Long 2021 Chapter 1. On the rise of discourse markersStudies at the Grammar-Discourse Interface: Discourse markers and discourse-related grammatical phenomena, Haselow, Alexander and Sylvie Hancil (eds.), pp. 23–56 | Chapter
Discourse markers exhibit a range of grammatical properties that set them apart from many other lexical and grammatical forms. A number of hypotheses have been proposed to account for these properties. Most commonly, such accounts have drawn on grammaticalization theory, less commonly also on the… read more
This paper investigates the formal and functional properties of so-called semi-insubordination (SIS), i.e. complex sentences with an ‘incomplete’ matrix clause (e.g. Funny that you should say that), on the basis of corpus data. It is shown that SIS differs in its function from the structurally… read more
Heine, Bernd, Gunther Kaltenböck and Tania Kuteva 2020 On the status of wh-exclamatives in EnglishFunctions of Language 27:2, pp. 207–233 | Article
Exclamative expressions like What an enormous crowd came! and How wonderful this journey is! have been described as forming one of the four basic sentence (or clause) types of English. The present paper discusses the main features of this type and analyzes them with reference to the framework of… read more
This chapter proposes a dualistic classification of formulaic sequences based on the assumptions of Discourse Grammar, which distinguishes two components of language organisation and processing, viz. Sentence grammar and Thetical grammar. Accordingly, we can distinguish between Sentence grammar… read more
Heine, Bernd, Gunther Kaltenböck and Tania Kuteva 2016 Chapter 2. On insubordination and cooptationInsubordination, Evans, Nicholas and Honoré Watanabe (eds.), pp. 39–64 | Article
The chapter is concerned more generally with what, following Evans (2007), we call insubordinated (or insubordinate) clauses, that is, with the conventionalized main clause use of what, prima facie, appear to be formally subordinate clauses. Insubordinated clauses are, as we argue here, information… read more
Kaltenböck, Gunther 2016 On the grammatical status of insubordinate if-clausesOutside the Clause: Form and function of extra-clausal constituents, Kaltenböck, Gunther, Evelien Keizer and Arne Lohmann (eds.), pp. 341–378 | Article
Insubordinate clauses are a problem for grammatical analysis as they are subordinate in terms of their form but used like independent main clauses. This chapter investigates the grammatical status of insubordinate if-clauses in English on the basis of spoken data from the British Component of the… read more
Kaltenböck, Gunther, Evelien Keizer and Arne Lohmann 2016 Extra-clausal constituents: An overviewOutside the Clause: Form and function of extra-clausal constituents, Kaltenböck, Gunther, Evelien Keizer and Arne Lohmann (eds.), pp. 1–26 | Article
Heine, Bernd, Gunther Kaltenböck and Tania Kuteva 2013 On the origin of GrammarNew Perspectives on the Origins of Language, Lefebvre, Claire, Bernard Comrie and Henri Cohen (eds.), pp. 379–406 | Article
The goals of the present chapter are twofold. On the one hand, it aims to show the potential that studies on grammaticalization offer for reconstructing earlier phases in the evolution of language or languages, that is, phases that are not within the scope of the classical methods of historical… read more
The syntactic status of clause-initial complement-taking predicates has been controversially discussed in the literature with analyses ranging from main clause to parenthetical. This chapter sheds light on the question by providing a usage-based account of 200 occurrences of initial I think in a… read more
Kaltenböck, Gunther, Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva 2011 On thetical grammarStudies in Language 35:4, pp. 852–897 | Article
Most frameworks of linguistic analysis tend to highlight phenomena of language use and/or language knowledge such as sentence and word structure, while backgrounding or ignoring other phenomena that are interpreted as being of more marginal interest for the linguist. The main goal of this paper is… read more
Kaltenböck, Gunther 2007 Spoken parenthetical clauses in English: A taxonomyParentheticals, Dehé, Nicole and Yordanka Kavalova (eds.), pp. 25–52 | Article
This article investigates English parenthetical clauses, a category which subsumes a wide range of forms and generally lacks a clear definition in the literature. The aim of the study is to systematise the class of parenthetical clauses with a view to highlighting its internal stratification and… read more
This paper investigates the communicative use ofit-extraposition (e.g.It is surprising that John went to London) in texts, based on a corpus analysis of 1,701 instances in the British component of theInternational Corpus of English. Contrary to the wayit-extraposition is often treated in the… read more
Kaltenböck, Gunther 2004 Using Non-extraposition in Spoken and Written Texts: a Functional PerspectiveDiscourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora, Aijmer, Karin and Anna-Brita Stenström (eds.), pp. 219–242 | Article