Matti Rissanen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Matti Rissanen plays a role.


In this paper, the use of two roughly synonymous temporal adverbial links, ere and before, will be discussed. The survey will cover the history of English, from Old to Present-day English. It is based on historical corpora, particularly on the Corpus of English Dialogues (1560–1760). Ere (Old… read more
The purpose of this paper is to outline the diachronic development of English adverbial connectives, mainly subordinators and prepositions, from Old to Present-day English. In Old English, the use of the subordination markers þe and þæt forming part of the adverbial subordinator and the gradual… read more
The purpose of this paper is to describe the discourse strategies of the defendants of the Salem witchcraft trials in 1692. Evidence is derived from the original documents now being re-edited by an international team. A framework for the discussion is provided by politeness theory, although it… read more
Rissanen, Matti 2007 From oþ to till: Early loss of an adverbial subordinatorConnectives in the History of English, Lenker, Ursula and Anneli Meurman-Solin (eds.), pp. 61–75 | Article
Rissanen, Matti 2004 Grammaticalisation from side to side: On the development of beside(s) Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English, Lindquist, Hans and Christian Mair (eds.), pp. 151–170 | Article
The purpose of my paper is to describe the development and grammaticalization of the preposition and conjunct beside(s) in English. This linking word probably goes back to the uncommon Old English construction be + sidan. In Middle English, the grammaticalization of the preposition and conjunct… read more
Rissanen, Matti 2000 Investigating Nonstandard Language in a Corpus of Early Modern English Dialogues: Methodological Considerations and ProblemsWriting in Nonstandard English, Taavitsainen, Irma, Gunnel Melchers and Päivi Pahta (eds.), pp. 171 ff. | Article
Rissanen, Matti 1989 The Conjunction for in Early Modern EnglishNOWELE Volume 14 (October 1989), pp. 3–18 | Article
Rissanen, Matti 1986 Variation and the study of Engllish historical syntaxDiversity and Diachrony, Sankoff, David, pp. 97–109 | Article
Rissanen, Matti 1985 Expression of exclusiveness in old English and the development of the adverb onlyPapers from the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Amsterdam, April 10–13, 1985, Eaton, Roger, Olga Fischer, Willem F. Koopman and Frederike van der Leek (eds.), pp. 253 ff. | Article