Claudia Claridge

List of John Benjamins publications for which Claudia Claridge plays a role.


Norms and Conventions in the History of English

Edited by Birte Bös and Claudia Claridge

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 347] 2019. v, 215 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Developments in English Historical Morpho-Syntax

Edited by Claudia Claridge and Birte Bös

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 346] 2019. vi, 312 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Morphology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Claridge, Claudia 2024 Researching understatement in the history of EnglishUnlocking the History of English: Pragmatics, prescriptivism and text types, Caon, Luisella, Moragh S. Gordon and Thijs Porck (eds.), pp. 10–32 | Chapter
A distinction is here introduced into restrictive, hedgy understatementR and emphatic understatementE, which are traced in historical data via the metalinguistic and the form-to-function approach. The metalinguistic approach found the modern sense of understatementE with examples from mostly… read more
This study investigates selected epistemic adverbs in the courtroom discourse of the Old Bailey Corpus. Over time, more epistemic types are used in court and the frequencies of individual items are on the rise, with probably standing out as the most frequent item. All items are overwhelmingly used… read more
An aspect distinguishing historical from other narration is the historiographers’ engagement with sources and other scholars, which shows as intertextuality in the text. A prominent intertextual device is the (foot)note, which originates around 1700 (Grafton 1997: 191) and whose institutionalised… read more
Bös, Birte and Claudia Claridge 2019 Linguistic norms and conventions: Past and presentNorms and Conventions in the History of English, Bös, Birte and Claudia Claridge (eds.), pp. 1–6 | Chapter
Claridge, Claudia 2019 Chapter 11. Drinking and crime: Negotiating intoxication in courtroom discourse, 1720 to 1913Corpus-based Research on Variation in English Legal Discourse, Fanego, Teresa and Paula Rodríguez-Puente (eds.), pp. 261–286 | Chapter
This chapter investigates how drunkenness is presented during criminal proceedings in courtroom speech by focusing on words meaning ‘drunk’. A wide range of drunken terms are used by all courtroom participants, which differ in force, euphemistic potential and style, and are thus employed to… read more
Claridge, Claudia and Birte Bös 2019 IntroductionDevelopments in English Historical Morpho-Syntax, Claridge, Claudia and Birte Bös (eds.), pp. 1–8 | Chapter
Claridge, Claudia and Merja Kytö 2019 Chapter 4. A (great) deal of: Developments in 19th-century British and Australian EnglishProcesses of Change: Studies in Late Modern and Present-Day English, Jansen, Sandra and Lucia Siebers (eds.), pp. 49–72 | Chapter
All variants of the form a x deal of are investigated across nineteenth-century English in south-eastern England and in Australia. Determiner uses dominate followed by adverbial uses with verbs and pronominal uses coming last. The great majority of items found include an adjective, almost… read more
Claridge, Claudia 2018  Now in the historical courtroom: Users and functionsDialogues in Diachrony: Celebrating Historical Corpora of Speech-related Texts, Kytö, Merja and Terry Walker (eds.), pp. 223–242 | Article
The investigation of the pragmatic marker now in trial proceedings from 1560 to 1800 shows a genre-specific usage profile with regard to its uses and functions. Courtroom “professionals” (lawyers, judges and other officials) use now significantly more frequently than lay speakers (witnesses,… read more
Claridge, Claudia 2017 Chapter 8. The Poor Man’s Guardian: The linguistic construction of social groups and their relationsDiachronic Developments in English News Discourse, Palander-Collin, Minna, Maura Ratia and Irma Taavitsainen (eds.), pp. 137–155 | Chapter
Radical papers like The Poor Man’s Guardian had an important role in bringing about class consciousness in nineteenth-century Britain. The newspaper linguistically constructs three groups involved in the class struggle in an extended us vs. them deictic constellation, namely the rich and powerful… read more
Claridge, Claudia 2015 News in space and timeChanging Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse, Bös, Birte and Lucia Kornexl (eds.), pp. 55–80 | Article
This paper deals with the question how early newspapers deal with the encoding of place and time information. The influence of genres relevant to early news, i.e. letters and chronicles, is taken into account as well as later developments within news writing. Deictic items frequent in early news… read more
Claridge, Claudia and Merja Kytö 2014 I had lost sight of them then for a bit, but I went on pretty fast: Two degree modifiers in the Old Bailey CorpusDiachronic Corpus Pragmatics, Taavitsainen, Irma, Andreas H. Jucker and Jukka Tuominen (eds.), pp. 29–52 | Article
This article investigates the degree modifiers pretty and a bit in the subsection 1730s–1830s of the Old Bailey Corpus (OBC), containing speech-based/related data (ca. 50 million words). Pretty is shown to be already grammaticalized, with the degree modifier uses clearly dominating.… read more
The article traces the development of three pragmatic markers with a hedging function, as it were, so to speak and if you like, back to their origins in the fourteenth century, the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth century, respectively. They all probably started out as full clauses,… read more
The multi-word items how come and what…for can both mean ‘why’ in modern English. Semantically they derive via the conceptual links ‘causes are temporally prior’, ‘causation is forced movement’, and ‘causes are purposes.’ What…for has the longer history of the two forms, going back to at least… read more
Claridge, Claudia and Merja Kytö 2010 Non-standard language in earlier EnglishVarieties of English in Writing: The written word as linguistic evidence, Hickey, Raymond (ed.), pp. 15–42 | Article
The concept of ‘non-standard’ remains somewhat fuzzy during the Early Modern English period. Language change and especially ongoing standardization can make it difficult to pin down an individual feature at any given time as clearly non-standard. Contemporary views of ‘good’ language, which we also… read more
Claridge, Claudia 2007 Conditionals in Early Modern English textsConnectives in the History of English, Lenker, Ursula and Anneli Meurman-Solin (eds.), pp. 229–254 | Article
Claridge, Claudia 2005 Questions in Early Modern English pamphletsJournal of Historical Pragmatics 6:1, pp. 133–168 | Article
The paper explores the functions and distribution of questions in the Lampeter Corpus of Early Modern English Tracts, a 1.1 million-word corpus of pamphlets written between 1640 and 1740. Pamphlets are a highly interactive medium with a mostly persuasive function. Thus it is not surprising that… read more
Claridge, Claudia and Andrew Wilson 2002 Style evolution in the English sermonSounds, Words, Texts and Change: Selected papers from 11 ICEHL, Santiago de Compostela, 7–11 September 2000, Fanego, Teresa, Belén Méndez-Naya and Elena Seoane (eds.), pp. 25–44 | Article