Letizia Vezzosi

List of John Benjamins publications for which Letizia Vezzosi plays a role.


König, Ekkehard and Letizia Vezzosi. 2022. Chapter 13. On the development of OE swā to ModE so and related changes in an atypical group of demonstratives. English Historical Linguistics: Change in structure and meaning, Los, Bettelou, Claire Cowie, Patrick Honeybone and Graeme Trousdale (eds.), pp. 309–344
Building on previous comparative studies and comparative reconstructions (König 2012, 2015), we trace the syntactic and semantic development of OE swā, of its adverbial counterpart swylc and of þus to Modern English so, such and thus on the basis of relevant text corpora for OE and ME. In contrast… read more | Chapter
Vezzosi, Letizia. 2019. What does āgen mean in the Lindisfarne Gospels?. The Northumbrian Old English glosses, Gelderen, Elly van (ed.), pp. 245–272
Aldred’s interlinear glosses added to the Latin text of the Lindisfarne Gospels have undoubtedly an inestimable value as one of the most substantial representatives of late Old Northumbrian. Therefore, they have been an object of study both as a source of information on this Old English variety and… read more | Article
Vezzosi, Letizia. 2010. Micro-processes of grammaticalization: The case of Italian l’un l’altro. Grammaticalization: Current views and issues, Stathi, Katerina, Elke Gehweiler and Ekkehard König (eds.), pp. 343–372
After the pioneering work of Lehmann (1982), grammaticalization has been at the centre of linguistic discussion, both as a theoretical basis for empirical diachronic studies and as a topic of inquiry itself. The present paper pertains to the first line of research and deals with an ongoing… read more | Article
König, Ekkehard and Letizia Vezzosi. 2008. Possessive adjectives as a source of intensifiers. Theoretical and Empirical Issues in Grammaticalization, Seoane, Elena and María José López-Couso (eds.), pp. 183–206
Old English has a three-gender formal assignment system, there are more than scanty instances where the same noun shows more than one gender. The phenomenon has been so far generally neglected both in textbooks and linguistic literature. In the present paper, the author classifies the Old English… read more | Article
Rosenbach, Anette and Letizia Vezzosi. 2000. Genitive Constructions in Early Modern English. New Evidence from a Corpus Analysis. Stability, Variation and Change of Word-Order Patterns over Time, Sornicola, Rosanna, Erich Poppe and Ariel Shisha-Halevy (eds.), pp. 285 ff.