Rafal Molencki

List of John Benjamins publications for which Rafal Molencki plays a role.


Molencki, Rafal. 2022. Chapter 6. From eadig to happy: The lexical replacement in the field of Medieval English adjectives of fortune. English Historical Linguistics: Historical English in contact, Los, Bettelou, Chris Cummins, Lisa Gotthard, Alpo Honkapohja and Benjamin Molineaux (eds.), pp. 97–118
This chapter discusses the demise of Old English adjectives of fortune which came to be replaced with some new items of Germanic origin, in particular Norse-derived happy and Low German or Flemish lucky. Interestingly, in this semantic field referring to abstract ideas, English did not take Romance… read more | Chapter
The Anglo-Norman phrase pourvue est que (rendering Latin provisum est quod) was grammaticalized in the mid-14th century as a specialized participle-conjunction phrase pourvue que, introducing clauses which expressed the sufficient and necessary condition. At the turn of the 15th century bilingual… read more | Article
Molencki, Rafal. 2007. The evolution of since in medieval English. Connectives in the History of English, Lenker, Ursula and Anneli Meurman-Solin (eds.), pp. 97–113
Molencki, Rafal. 2000. Parallelism vs. asymmetry: The case of English counterfactual conditionals. Pathways of Change: Grammaticalization in English, Fischer, Olga, Anette Rosenbach and Dieter Stein (eds.), pp. 311–328