Svenja Kranich

List of John Benjamins publications for which Svenja Kranich plays a role.


Subjects Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Discourse studies | Germanic linguistics | Pragmatics | Semantics | Translation Studies

Multilingual Discourse Production: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

Edited by Svenja Kranich, Viktor Becher, Steffen Höder and Juliane House

[Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism, 12] 2011. viii, 312 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Historical linguistics | Multilingualism | Pragmatics | Translation Studies


Numerous corpus studies have firmly established that in recent English, most core modals (e.g. must) have been declining in frequency, while the semi-modals (e.g. have to) have been on the rise (cf. e.g. Krug 2000; Mair & Leech 2006; Leech & Smith 2006). The present paper follows the… read more
Kranich, Svenja and Tine Breban 2021 Lost in Change: IntroductionLost in Change: Causes and processes in the loss of grammatical elements and constructions, Kranich, Svenja and Tine Breban (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Introduction
Kranich, Svenja, Juliane House and Viktor Becher 2012 Changing conventions in English-German translations of popular scientific textsMultilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies, Braunmüller, Kurt and Christoph Gabriel (eds.), pp. 315–334 | Article
This contribution summarizes results of the project Covert Translation, where we investigated the influence of Anglophone communicative conventions on German via translation. Our hypothesis was that the prestige of English as a lingua franca and the growing number of translations from English into… read more
Becher, Viktor, Steffen Höder, Juliane House and Svenja Kranich 2011 IntroductionMultilingual Discourse Production: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, Kranich, Svenja, Viktor Becher, Steffen Höder and Juliane House (eds.), pp. 1–8 | Article
Kranich, Svenja 2011 Review of Matras (2009): Language ContactLanguages in Contrast 11:1, pp. 136–143 | Review
Kranich, Svenja, Viktor Becher and Steffen Höder 2011 A tentative typology of translation-induced language changeMultilingual Discourse Production: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, Kranich, Svenja, Viktor Becher, Steffen Höder and Juliane House (eds.), pp. 9–44 | Article
Language contact through translation (LCTT) is a particular source of contact-induced language change. While investigations into individual scenarios have shown its importance, major works on language contact have largely neglected this type of language contact. In particular, no attempt has been… read more
Kranich, Svenja 2010 Grammaticalization, subjectification and objectificationGrammaticalization: Current views and issues, Stathi, Katerina, Elke Gehweiler and Ekkehard König (eds.), pp. 101–122 | Article
It has often been stated that grammaticalization is accompanied by subjectification (e.g. Traugott 1995), which has been rectified to the idea that this process typically tends to accompany only primary grammaticalization, i.e. the very early stages of grammaticalization (Traugott 2010). Taking… read more
Becher, Viktor, Juliane House and Svenja Kranich 2009 Convergence and divergence of communicative norms through language contact in translationConvergence and Divergence in Language Contact Situations, Braunmüller, Kurt and Juliane House (eds.), pp. 125–152 | Article
This contribution addresses the question of whether and how translation as a classic case of language contact can act as a trigger for convergence and divergence phenomena between two languages. We present two studies which indicate that translation-induced convergence does not occur… read more
The aim of the study is to analyse the subjective uses of the progressive in 17th and 18th century English, i.e., uses of the progressives as expressions of speaker attitude. After an overview of the Old and Middle English meanings of the progressive, I discuss the three different types of… read more