Martin Hilpert

List of John Benjamins publications for which Martin Hilpert plays a role.

Book series

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Subjects Corpus linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Modality and Diachronic Construction Grammar

Edited by Martin Hilpert, Bert Cappelle and Ilse Depraetere

[Constructional Approaches to Language, 32] 2021. v, 251 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Constructions across Grammars

Edited by Martin Hilpert and Jan-Ola Östman

[Benjamins Current Topics, 82] 2016. v, 206 pp.
Subjects Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Reflections on Constructions across Grammars

Edited by Martin Hilpert and Jan-Ola Östman

Special issue of Constructions and Frames 6:2 (2014) v, 201 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Functional linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Cognitive linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

Hilpert, Martin and J. Lachlan Mackenzie 2023 Editorial announcementContinuative and contrastive discourse relations across discourse domains: Cognitive and cross-linguistic approaches, Klumm, Matthias, Anita Fetzer and Evelien Keizer (eds.), pp. 1–3
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Flach, Susanne and Martin Hilpert 2022 IntroductionBroadening the Spectrum of Corpus Linguistics: New approaches to variability and change, Flach, Susanne and Martin Hilpert (eds.), pp. 1–5
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Hilpert, Martin and Florent Perek 2022 You don’t get to see that every day: On the development of permissive getVariation and Grammaticalization of Verbal Constructions, Czicza, Dániel and Gabriele Diewald (eds.), pp. 13–40
This paper contributes to the study of grammaticalization phenomena from the perspective of Construction Grammar (Coussé et al. 2018). It is concerned with modal uses of the English verb get that express a permitted action, as in The prisoners always get to make one phone call. Different views… read more | Article
Hilpert, Martin and Samuel Bourgeois 2022 Intersubjectification in constructional changeConstruction Grammar across Borders, Torrent, Tiago Timponi, Ely Edison da Silva Matos and Natália Sathler Sigiliano (eds.), pp. 95–118
This chapter addresses constructional change in a dialogical construction that is illustrated by utterances such as sarcastic much?, which typically serve the purpose of an interactional challenge. Drawing on web-based corpus data, we argue that this construction is currently undergoing a process… read more | Chapter
Hilpert, Martin and Susanne Flach 2022 Chapter 9. A case of constructional contamination in English: Modified noun phrases influence adverb placement in the passiveAnalogy and Contrast in Language: Perspectives from Cognitive Linguistics, Krawczak, Karolina, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and Marcin Grygiel (eds.), pp. 283–302
This chapter discusses a case of what Pijpops and Van de Velde (2016) call constructional contamination. Specifically, we investigate the influence of English modified noun phrases on variation in adverb placement in the passive. On the basis of data from the COCA, we argue that highly frequent… read more | Chapter
Hilpert, Martin, Bert Cappelle and Ilse Depraetere 2021 Modality in Diachronic Construction Grammar: Long-standing questions, new perspectivesModality and Diachronic Construction Grammar, Hilpert, Martin, Bert Cappelle and Ilse Depraetere (eds.), pp. 1–11
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This paper examines the potential large diachronic corpora hold for the study of social change. Resources such as COHA or Google Books allow us to detect shifts in the frequencies of linguistic elements, which can then be interpreted as reflections of developments in society. This paper addresses… read more | Chapter
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Hilpert, Martin and Samuel Bourgeois 2020 Intersubjectification in constructional change: From confrontation to solidarity in the sarcastic much? constructionConstruction Grammar across Borders, Torrent, Tiago Timponi, Ely Edison da Silva Matos and Natália Sathler Sigiliano (eds.), pp. 96–120
This paper addresses constructional change in a dialogical construction that is illustrated by utterances such as sarcastic much?, which typically serve the purpose of an interactional challenge. Drawing on web-based corpus data, we argue that this construction is currently undergoing a process of… read more | Article
Bednarek, Monika, Lobke Ghesquière, Hilde Hasselgård, Martin Hilpert and J. Lachlan Mackenzie 2019 PrefaceOn mood and speech function and the ‘why’ of text analysis: In honour of Margaret Berry, Fontaine, Lise, Miriam Taverniers and Kristin Davidse (eds.), pp. 1–4
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Hilpert, Martin 2018 Three open questions in Diachronic Construction GrammarGrammaticalization meets Construction Grammar, Coussé, Evie, Peter Andersson and Joel Olofsson (eds.), pp. 21–39
A growing number of studies on language change adopt Construction Grammar as a theoretical framework so that there is now a developing field of Diachronic Construction Grammar. As is typical of any emerging linguistic theory, many aspects of Diachronic Construction Grammar are still not clarified… read more | Chapter
Hilpert, Martin 2017 Historical sociolinguistics and construction grammar: From mutual challenges to mutual benefitsExploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics, Säily, Tanja, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer (eds.), pp. 217–237
This paper makes the case that Historical Sociolinguistics holds critical implications for Construction Grammar, which in return can contribute ideas to the study of sociolinguistic change. The relation of these approaches is discussed from two angles. On the one hand, there are theoretical and… read more | Chapter
This paper describes a method to automatically identify stages of language change in diachronic corpus data, combining variability-based neighbour clustering, which offers objective and reproducible criteria for periodization, and distributional semantics as a representation of lexical meaning.… read more | Article
Recent analyses of written text types have discovered significant frequency increases of colloquial or conversational elements, such as contractions, personal pronouns, questions or the progressive. This trend is often referred to as colloquialization. This paper presents a new perspective on… read more | Article
Hilpert, Martin 2016 Change in modal meanings: Another look at the shifting collocates of mayModal Meaning in Construction Grammar, Cappelle, Bert and Ilse Depraetere (eds.), pp. 66–85
This paper discusses how modal auxiliaries fit into a constructional view of language and how this view allows us to think in new ways about diachronic meaning change in modal auxiliaries. These issues will be illustrated on the basis of a diachronic corpus-based study of the modal auxiliary may,… read more | Article
Hilpert, Martin and Jan-Ola Östman 2016 Reflections on Constructions across GrammarsConstructions across Grammars, Hilpert, Martin and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 1–6
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Perek, Florent and Martin Hilpert 2016 Constructional tolerance: Cross-linguistic differences in the acceptability of non-conventional uses of constructionsConstructions across Grammars, Hilpert, Martin and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 131–168
The present paper investigates the question whether different languages can be categorized into ‘constructionally tolerant’ languages, which grant speakers considerable freedom to combine syntactic constructions with lexical items in non-conventional ways, and ‘valency-driven’ languages, which… read more | Article
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This chapter offers a practical introduction to a set of corpus-linguistic analytical methods that are referred to collectively as ‘collostructional analysis’. The overarching aim in conducting a collostructional analysis is to find out which lexical items form collocations with a given grammatical… read more | Article
Hilpert, Martin and Jan-Ola Östman 2014 Reflections on Constructions across GrammarsReflections on Constructions across Grammars, Hilpert, Martin and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.), pp. 137–142
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The present paper investigates the question whether different languages can be categorized into ‘constructionally tolerant’ languages, which grant speakers considerable freedom to combine syntactic constructions with lexical items in non-conventional ways, and ‘valency-driven’ languages, which… read more | Article
This paper uses diachronic corpus data to visualize language change in a dynamic fashion. Bivariate and multivariate data sets form the input for so-called motion charts, i.e. series of diachronically ordered scatterplots that can be viewed in sequence. Based on data from COHA (Davies 2010), two… read more | Article
So-called mixed metaphors have not received much attention in cognitive linguistic research, despite acknowledgments to the fact that the combination of metaphors is in fact pervasive. This paper makes the case that mixed metaphors present a unique test case for existing theories of metaphor, in… read more | Article
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This paper discusses verb-first conditionals (Had I known this, I would have stayed at home) with regard to the hypothesis that the construction developed from a dialogual sequence into a hypotactic structure. While plausible, independent evidence for this scenario has been scarce. An alternative… read more | Article
This paper discusses a usage pattern with German mit ‘with’ that is labelled here as the German mit-predicative construction. The pattern has been mentioned in previous research, but a usage-based constructional account is still missing. A qualitative analysis shows that the construction is subject… read more | Article
This paper traces the historical development of the Swedish Pseudo-Coordination construction with the posture verb sitta “sit”. In Swedish a small number of verbs, including posture verbs such as sitta, are used in coordination with another verb to convey that the described event has an extended… read more | Article
This chapter examines the diachronic rise of a syntactically and pragmatically complex construction type: pseudoclefts. Given that cleft constructions combine available components of grammar — relative clauses and copular clauses — do they arise in full-fledged form? If they emerge gradually, what… read more | Article
This paper traces the historical development of the Swedish Pseudo-Coordination construction with the posture verb sitta “sit”. In Swedish a small number of verbs, including posture verbs such as sitta, are used in coordination with another verb to convey that the described event has an extended… read more | Article
Hilpert, Martin 2007 Chained metonymies in lexicon and grammar: A cross-linguistic perspective on body-part termsAspects of Meaning Construction, Radden, Günter, Klaus-Michael Köpcke, Thomas Berg and Peter Siemund (eds.), pp. 77–98
This chapter investigates chained metonymies, which are metonymies that involve multiple conceptual shifts. Drawing on a survey of body part terms in a large balanced sample of languages, it explores which types of conceptual shifts give rise to extended lexical meanings, and which types are… read more | Article
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Hilpert, Martin 2006 Auxiliaries in spoken SinhalaFunctions of Language 13:2, pp. 229–253
This paper discusses whether there are elements in spoken Sinhala that can be appropriately labeled auxiliary verbs, adopting the framework of grammaticalization theory (Hopper and Traugott 1993). While auxiliaries are thought of as a nearly universal cross-linguistic category (Steele 1978), the… read more | Article
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