David Denison: papers, etc. available for downloading
(Most are in PDF format; links point where possible to a record in the Manchester Pure repository.)
- forthcoming. Ambiguity and vagueness in historical change. In Marianne Hundt, Sandra Mollin & Simone Pfenninger (eds.), The changing English language: Psycholinguistic perspectives (Studies in English Language). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [postprint; an early version was presented in a workshop on The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives at ISLE3, Zurich, 25 August 2014]
- to appear. Why would anyone take long? - on the word class of long. In Kristel Van Goethem, Muriel Norde, Evie Coussé & Gudrun Vanderbauwhede (eds.), Category change from a constructional perspective (Constructional Approaches to Language). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [postprint; early versions were presented at SHES, Manchester and ICCG8, Osnabrück, 2014]
- 2016f. Word classes and syntax in English: Interesting problems. Invited Fellowship lecture to be given at Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya.
- 2016e. Some problems in corpus-oriented English historical syntax. Invited Fellowship lecture given at monthly meeting of the English Research Association of Hiroshima, University of Hiroshima.
- 2016d. English letter-writing: Teaching history of English by research. Invited Fellowship lecture given at Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata, Osaka. [an earlier version was presented at the University of Seville]
- 2016c. Aspects of English historical syntax. Invited JSPS Fellowship lecture given at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo.
- 2016b. Underspecified categories, supercategories, or no categories? Paper presented at ISLE4, Poznan.
- 2016a Image to Text: TEI, XML ... or PITA? Going Digital with Humanities Research, University of Manchester, 27-28 January 2016.
- 2015b, with Nuria Yáñez-Bouza [= 1st author]. Which comes first in the double object construction? English Language and Linguistics 19.2, 247-68. [postprint] Two appendices omitted from published paper (see note 4).
- 2015a. Pushing the boundaries of word classes. Plenary paper presented at CBDA-4 (Colloque international Bisannuel sur la Diachronie de l'Anglais), Troyes.
- 2013d. Parts of speech: Solid citizens or slippery customers? Journal of the British Academy. [paper is based on public lecture at British Academy / Philological Society, 10 May 2013: official video]
- 2013c. Grammatical mark-up: Some more demarcation disputes. In Paul Bennett, Martin Durrell, Silke Scheible & Richard J. Whitt (eds.), New methods in historical corpora (Corpus Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language (CLIP) 3), 17-35. Tübingen: Gunter Narr. [preprint; paper is based on plenary lecture at conference in Manchester, 29-30 April 2011]
- 2013b, with Marianne Hundt. Defining relatives. [postprint; published version requires JEL subscription] Journal of English Linguistics 41.2, 135-67.
- 2013a, with Kersti Börjars [= 1st author], Grzegorz Krajewski & Alan Scott. Expression of possession in English: The significance of the right edge. In Kersti Börjars, David Denison & Alan Scott (eds.), Morphosyntactic categories and the expression of possession (Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today 199), 123-48. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- 2012d. Contribution on progressive passive to Lexicon Valley podcast. [from 6' 45"]
- 2012c. Non-inflecting verbs in Modern English. Plenary paper presented at Autour du verbe / Around the verb: Colloque en l’honneur de Claude Delmas, Université de Paris 3.
- 2012b. On the history of English (and) word classes. [dense handout] Plenary paper presented at ICEHL17, University of Zurich.
- 2012a, with Marianne Hundt [= 1st author] & Gerold Schneider. Relative complexity in scientific discourse. English Language and Linguistics 16.2, 209-40.
- 2011c. The construction of SKT. [paper on sort of/kind of/type of, etc.; much fuller written version in prep.] Plenary paper presented at Second Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English (NP2), Newcastle upon Tyne.
- 2011b. ISLE highlights? Presidential address at ISLE2, Boston University.
- 2011a. Poss-s vs poss-of revisited. Paper presented at ISLE2, Boston University, workshop on Genitive variation in English.
- 2010d. The noun-adjective boundary: Recent change and category theory. Plenary paper presented at 19th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference (PLC19), University of Manchester.
- 2010c, with Alan Scott & Kersti Börjars. The real distribution of the English "group genitive", Studies in Language 34(3), 532-64.
- 2010b, with Alison Cort. Better as a verb. In Kristin Davidse, Lieven Vandelanotte & Hubert Cuyckens (eds.), Subjectification, intersubjectification and grammaticalization (Topics in English Linguistics 66), 349-83. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
- 2010a. Category change in English with and without structural change. In Elizabeth Closs Traugott & Graeme Trousdale (eds.), Gradience, gradualness and grammaticalization (Typological Studies in Language 90), 105-28. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
- 2009b. A new class of verbs taking that-clause complements. Paper presented at ICLCE3, Symposium on Current Change in the English Verb Phrase, London.
- 2009a. Argument structure. [paper on reversal of substitute] In Günter Rohdenburg & Julia Schlüter (eds.), One language, two grammars? Differences between British and American English, 149-65. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- 2008b. Patterns and productivity. In Susan M. Fitzmaurice & Donka Minkova (eds.), Studies in the history of the English language IV: Empirical and analytical advances in the study of English language change (Topics in English Linguistics 61), 207-30. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
- 2008a, with Alan Scott & Kersti Börjars. What's wrong with possessive ’s? Paper presented at ISLE1, University of Freiburg.
- 2007d. Playing tag with category boundaries. In Anneli Meurman-Solin & Arja Nurmi (eds.), Annotating Variation and Change (Proceedings of ICAME 27 Annotation Workshop) (VARIENG e-Series 1.) Helsinki: Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG). http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/journal/volumes/01/denison/
- 2007c. with Alan Scott [= 1st author] & Kersti Börjars. Is the English possessive ’s truly a right edge phenomenon? Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (2ICLCE), Toulouse.
- 2007b, with Linda van Bergen [= 1st author]. A corpus of late eighteenth-century prose. In Joan C. Beal, Karen P. Corrigan & Hermann L. Moisl (eds.), Creating and digitizing language corpora, 2 vols, vol. 2, Diachronic databases, 228-46. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave.
- 2007a. Syntactic surprises in some English letters: The underlying progress of the language. In Stephan Elspass, Nils Langer, Joachim Scharloth & Wim Vandenbussche (eds.), Germanic language histories 'from below' (1700-2000), 115-27. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. [typo corrected 8 Apr 2012]
- 2006c. Category change in late Modern English? In Christoph Houswitschka, Gabriele Knappe & Anja Mueller (eds.), Anglistentag 2005 Bamberg: Proceedings, 447-56. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag.
- 2006b, with Alison Cort [= 1st author] & Mariangela Spinillo. The changing status of the minor categories Determiner and Modal. Paper presented at 14ICEHL, Bergamo.
- 2006a. Category change and gradience in the determiner system. In Ans van Kemenade & Bettelou Los (eds.), The handbook of the history of English (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics), 279-304. Oxford: Blackwell.
- 2005b. The grammaticalisations of sort of, kind of and type of in English. Paper presented at New Reflections on Grammaticalization 3, University of Santiago de Compostela.
- 2005a, with Alison Cort [= 1st author]. The category Modal: a moving target? Paper presented at The First International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Edinburgh.
- 2004. Do grammars change when they leak? In Christian J. Kay, Simon Horobin & Jeremy Smith (eds.), New perspectives on English historical linguistics: Selected papers from 12 ICEHL, Glasgow, 21-26 August 2002, vol. 1, Syntax and morphology (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 251), 15-29. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- 2003. Log(ist)ic and simplistic S-curves. In Raymond Hickey (ed.), Motives for language change, 54-70. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- 2002. History of the sort of construction family. Paper presented at ICCG2: Second International Conference on Construction Grammar, Helsinki.
- 2001. Gradience and linguistic change. In Laurel J. Brinton (ed.), Historical linguistics 1999: Selected papers from the 14th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Vancouver, 9-13 August 1999 (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 215), 119-44. Amsterdam and Philadelphia PA: John Benjamins.
- 2000c. So what's new? How we recognise linguistic change. Paper presented at ESSE5, Helsinki.
- 2000b, with Lynda Pratt [= 1st author]. The language of the Southey-Coleridge circle. Language Sciences 22, 401-422.
- 2000a. Combining English auxiliaries. In Olga Fischer, Anette Rosenbach & Dieter Stein (eds.), Pathways of change: Grammaticalization in English (Studies in Language Companion Series 53), 111-47. Amsterdam and Philadelphia PA: John Benjamins.
- 1996. The case of the unmarked pronoun. In Derek Britton (ed.), English historical linguistics 1994: Papers from the 8th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (8.ICEHL, Edinburgh, 19-23 September 1994) (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 135), 287-99. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
- 1994. A corpus of late Modern English prose. In Merja Kytö, Matti Rissanen & Susan Wright (eds.), Corpora across the centuries: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on English Diachronic Corpora, St Catharine's College Cambridge, 25-27 March 1993 (Language and Computers - Studies in Practical Linguistics 11), 7-16. Amsterdam and Atlanta GA: Rodopi. [The corpus page is here.]
- 1992b. The information present: Present tense for communication in the past. In Matti Rissanen, Ossi Ihalainen, Terttu Nevalainen & Irma Taavitsainen (eds.), History of Englishes: New methods and interpretations in historical linguistics (Topics in English Linguistics 10), 262-86. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
- 1992a. Counterfactual may have. In Marinel Gerritsen & Dieter Stein (eds.), Internal and external factors in syntactic change (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 61), 229-56. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
- 1985. The origins of completive up in English. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 86, 37-61.
- 1981. Aspects of the history of English group-verbs: With particular attention to the syntax of the Ormulum. DPhil dissertation, University of Oxford. [Available in image pdf format from Manchester Pure repository (9 files ranging from 671 KB to 6.6 MB), with thanks to Patricia Ronan for the scans.]
http://tinyurl.com/DD-download is a shortened link to the present page.
My University of Manchester research pages (in case you reached this downloads page direct); they include a fuller list of publications.
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