List of John Benjamins publications for which Tam Blaxter plays a role.
2021. Testing models of diffusion of morphosyntactic innovations in Twitter data. Urban Matters: Current approaches in variationist sociolinguistics, Ziegler, Arne, Stefanie Edler and Georg Oberdorfer (eds.), pp. 253–278
Established models of the spatial diffusion of linguistic innovations vary in their relationship to population density. Differences in prediction between the gravity models (Trudgill 1974), in which probability of diffusion is sensitive to settlement size, and the traditional wave models can be… read more | Chapter
Pragmatic differentiation of negative markers in the early stages of Jespersen’s cycle in North Germanic. Diachronica 35:4, pp. 451–4862018.
This article investigates the pragmatic function of new negative markers during incipient renewal of negation in ‘Jespersen’s cycle’. We outline a typology of these markers, suggesting a pathway by which they begin as specialized for use with discourse-old propositions and later expand to inferred… read more | Article