Graeme Trousdale

List of John Benjamins publications for which Graeme Trousdale plays a role.

Journal

Titles

Issues in Diachronic Construction Morphology

Edited by Muriel Norde and Graeme Trousdale

Special issue of Constructions and Frames 15:2 (2023) v, 152 pp.

English Historical Linguistics: Change in structure and meaning. Papers from the XXth ICEHL

Edited by Bettelou Los, Claire Cowie, Patrick Honeybone and Graeme Trousdale

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 358] 2022. viii, 349 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics

New Directions in Grammaticalization Research

Edited by Andrew D.M. Smith, Graeme Trousdale and Richard Waltereit

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 166] 2015. xv, 302 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Morphology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Gradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization

Edited by Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale

[Typological Studies in Language, 90] 2010. ix, 306 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

Norde, Muriel and Graeme Trousdale 2023 Issues in Diachronic Construction MorphologyIssues in Diachronic Construction Morphology, Norde, Muriel and Graeme Trousdale (eds.), pp. 145–159
Review article
Review
This chapter considers the relationship between constructions and certain kinds of figurative language, namely metonymic tropes and schemes of repetition. The role of metonymy in shifts from morphological compounds to derivational affixes is explored, along with creation of affixoids. The chapter… read more | Chapter
Trousdale, Graeme 2018 Chapter 11. Change in category membership from the perspective of construction grammar: A commentaryCategory Change from a Constructional Perspective, Van Goethem, Kristel, Muriel Norde, Evie Coussé and Gudrun Vanderbauwhede (eds.), pp. 291–308
Chapter
Norde, Muriel and Graeme Trousdale 2016 Exaptation from the perspective of construction morphologyExaptation and Language Change, Norde, Muriel and Freek Van de Velde (eds.), pp. 163–195
In this paper, we explore how the process of exaptation can be modelled within a constructional framework of morphology. Assuming that constructions (of varying levels of schematicity and complexity) are organized in constructional networks, we consider issues related to ‘obsolescence’ and… read more | Article
Trousdale, Graeme 2016 Response to WärnsbyModal Meaning in Construction Grammar, Cappelle, Bert and Ilse Depraetere (eds.), pp. 54–65
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Smith, Andrew D.M., Graeme Trousdale and Richard Waltereit 2015 IntroductionNew Directions in Grammaticalization Research, Smith, Andrew D.M., Graeme Trousdale and Richard Waltereit (eds.), pp. 1–8
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Trousdale, Graeme 2015 Multiple inheritance and constructional changeOn Multiple Source Constructions in Language Change, De Smet, Hendrik, Lobke Ghesquière and Freek Van de Velde (eds.), pp. 19–42
Language as a network of dependencies or constructions is a central feature of many cognitive theories of grammar. In this network, inheritance relationships are used to describe synchronic facts about a language whereby members of a less abstract set inherit properties from a more general set, and… read more | Article
Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Graeme Trousdale 2014 Contentful constructionalizationJournal of Historical Linguistics 4:2, pp. 256–283
We present a constructionalization framework for thinking about the development of contentful (“lexical”) constructions over time. This framework incorporates and goes beyond earlier work on lexicalization, which largely focuses on reduction in the form of specific lexical items. A… read more | Article
Trousdale, Graeme 2014 Theory and data in diachronic Construction Grammar: The case of the what with constructionTheory and Data in Cognitive Linguistics, Gisborne, Nikolas and Willem B. Hollmann (eds.), pp. 115–140
Constructionalization (the diachronic creation of conventional symbolic units at different levels of schematicity and complexity) is a process which involves a series of micro-changes at different linguistic levels. The development of what with constructions in English is argued to be a case of… read more | Article
Trousdale, Graeme 2013 Multiple inheritance and constructional changeOn multiple source constructions in language change, De Smet, Hendrik, Lobke Ghesquière and Freek Van de Velde (eds.), pp. 491–514
Language as a network of dependencies or constructions is a central feature of many cognitive theories of grammar. In this network, inheritance relationships are used to describe synchronic facts about a language whereby members of a less abstract set inherit properties from a more general set, and… read more | Article
Trousdale, Graeme 2013 Gradualness in language change: A constructional perspectiveSynchrony and Diachrony: A dynamic interface, Giacalone Ramat, Anna, Caterina Mauri and Piera Molinelli (eds.), pp. 27–42
This chapter considers the constructional changes which may both precede and follow the establishment of a new construction in a language, building on work that has been carried out in grammaticalization, lexicalization and degrammaticalization. It also considers the relationship between abrupt… read more | Article
Trousdale, Graeme 2012 Grammaticalization, constructions and the grammaticalization of constructionsGrammaticalization and Language Change: New reflections, Davidse, Kristin, Tine Breban, Lieselotte Brems and Tanja Mortelmans (eds.), pp. 167–198
Research within constructional approaches to language has begun to develop a framework for modelling diachronic variation, but the precise relationship between diachronic construction grammar and grammaticalization has yet to be fully worked out (Noël 2007). The article includes discussion of some… read more | Article
Trousdale, Graeme 2012 Theory and data in diachronic Construction Grammar: The case of the what with constructionTheory and data in cognitive linguistics, Gisborne, Nikolas and Willem B. Hollmann (eds.), pp. 576–602
Constructionalization (the diachronic creation of conventional symbolic units at different levels of schematicity and complexity) is a process which involves a series of micro-changes at different linguistic levels. The development of what with constructions in English is argued to be a case of… read more | Article
Review
Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Graeme Trousdale 2010 Gradience, gradualness and grammaticalization: How do they intersect?Gradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization, Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Graeme Trousdale (eds.), pp. 19–44
This volume is intended to address three questions: (1) How are we to understand the intersection between synchronic gradience and grammaticalization? (2) What insights does grammaticalization offer for assessing the validity of Aarts’s (2007a) claims regarding synchronic gradience, specifically… read more | Article
Trousdale, Graeme 2010 Issues in constructional approaches to grammaticalization in EnglishGrammaticalization: Current views and issues, Stathi, Katerina, Elke Gehweiler and Ekkehard König (eds.), pp. 51–72
Traditional work on grammaticalization has often focussed on the creation of new atomic linguistic forms; recent research has suggested that grammaticalization may be considered as constructional emergence at an increasingly schematic level. Such a claim relies on an understanding of a construction… read more | Article
Trousdale, Graeme and Elizabeth Closs Traugott 2010 PrefaceGradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization, Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Graeme Trousdale (eds.), pp. 1–18
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This article considers patterns of modal verb usage, based on data collected from twenty informants from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the north-east of England, which show differences from material taken from the Survey of English Usage, used as data in Coates (1983, 1995). The paper therefore attempts… read more | Article