Nigel Vincent

List of John Benjamins publications for which Nigel Vincent plays a role.


Papers from the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

Edited by Sylvia M. Adamson, Vivien A. Law, Nigel Vincent and Susan Wright

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 65] 1990. xxviii, 583 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics


Bowern, Claire, William Labov, Sali A. Tagliamonte, Nigel Vincent, Donald A. Ringe, Jr. and Joseph C. Salmons 2023 Diachrony and Diachronica: 40@40Diachronica 40:4, pp. 557–568 | Editorial
The relatedness of non-finite constructions and evidentiality has been observed in various European languages. Passive matrix verbs plus infinitive in English, the corresponding though less productive pattern in Dutch, reportive passives in Danish, and evidential participial constructions in… read more
All too often particles are treated as diagnostics of other categories and structures which are the real focus of attention. In the present chapter by contrast we investigate the history of one particle, Latin dē, and the structural roles which it has come to have in the Romance languages. We look… read more
Blake, Barry J., Willem B. Hollmann and Nigel Vincent 2012 Tributes and obituaryFunctions of Language 19:1, pp. 1–3 | Article
Börjars, Kersti and Nigel Vincent 2011 The pre-conditions for suppletionMorphology and its Interfaces, Galani, Alexandra, Glyn Hicks and George Tsoulas (eds.), pp. 239–266 | Article
Suppletion is a phenomenon which is unique to morphology. It represents extreme non-iconicity in the relation between form and function. Here we deal with what we call proper suppletion, i.e. where one paradigm has resulted from the interaction of two previous paradigms. Our aim is to establish… read more
Vincent, Nigel and Kersti Börjars 2010 Grammaticalization and models of languageGradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization, Traugott, Elizabeth Closs and Graeme Trousdale (eds.), pp. 279–299 | Article
The focus of this paper is the role of theory for the understanding of linguistic change. We argue that ‘formal’ and ‘functional’ should not be seen as two incompatible ways of viewing linguistic data, but as necessary aspects of any linguistic theory. We consider how theories which are formal, but… read more
Vincent, Nigel 1979 Word order and grammatical theoryLinear Order and Generative Theory, Meisel, Jürgen M. and Martin D. Pam (eds.), pp. 1–22 | Article