Hubert Cuyckens

List of John Benjamins publications for which Hubert Cuyckens plays a role.



Explorations in English Historical Syntax

Edited by Hubert Cuyckens, Hendrik De Smet, Liesbet Heyvaert and Charlotte Maekelberghe

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 198] 2018. viii, 312 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Syntax

Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English

Edited by Peter Petré, Hubert Cuyckens and Frauke D'hoedt

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 343] 2018. viii, 258 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics

Shared Grammaticalization: With special focus on the Transeurasian languages

Edited by Martine Robbeets and Hubert Cuyckens

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 132] 2013. xv, 360 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Grammaticalization and Language Change: New reflections

Edited by Kristin Davidse, Tine Breban, Lieselotte Brems and Tanja Mortelmans

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 130] 2012. viii, 342 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Historical linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Formal Evidence in Grammaticalization Research

Edited by An Van linden, Jean-Christophe Verstraete and Kristin Davidse

[Typological Studies in Language, 94] 2010. viii, 344 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Adpositions of Movement

Edited by Hubert Cuyckens, Walter De Mulder and Tanja Mortelmans

[Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 18] 2004. viii, 323 pp.
Subjects Theoretical linguistics

Motivation in Language: Studies in honor of Günter Radden

Edited by Hubert Cuyckens, Thomas Berg, René Dirven † and Klaus-Uwe Panther

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 243] 2003. xxvi, 403 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics
Subjects Cognition and language | Semantics

Dialogue: An interdisciplinary approach

Edited by Marcelo Dascal †

[Pragmatics & Beyond Companion Series, 1] 1985. xiv, 473 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics


This study, based on the analysis of historical corpus data, investigates the diachronic development of the Mandarin modal auxiliary wufa and establishes implications both for the grammaticalization of modals and for grammaticalization theory in general. Specifically, our study shows the following… read more
Cuyckens, Hubert 2018 Introduction. Exploring English historical syntaxExplorations in English Historical Syntax, Cuyckens, Hubert, Hendrik De Smet, Liesbet Heyvaert and Charlotte Maekelberghe (eds.), pp. 1–22 | Chapter
Petré, Peter and Hubert Cuyckens 2018 Introduction: Philology as linguistically informed cultural historySociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English, Petré, Peter, Hubert Cuyckens and Frauke D'hoedt (eds.), pp. 1–12 | Chapter
Pol, Nikki van de and Hubert Cuyckens 2014 The diffusion of English absolutes: A diachronic register studyCorpus Interrogation and Grammatical Patterns, Davidse, Kristin, Caroline Gentens, Lobke Ghesquière and Lieven Vandelanotte (eds.), pp. 265–294 | Article
The present paper addresses the register diffusion of the English absolute, a non-finite construction functioning as an adverbial (an example from Present-day-English is: One of the cheap cigars to which she was addicted burns ignored between her fingers, the skin of her face dragging down with… read more
Shank, Christopher, Koen Plevoets and Hubert Cuyckens 2014 A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”Corpus Methods for Semantics: Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy, Glynn, Dylan and Justyna A. Robinson (eds.), pp. 279–303 | Article
This corpus-driven study seeks to explain the choice between the zero complement and the that complement constructions, when occurring with the mental state predicate think. Previous studies have identified a range of factors that are argued to explain the alternation patterns. Such studies have… read more
Pol, Nikki van de and Hubert Cuyckens 2013 Gradualness in change in English (augmented) absolutesSynchrony and Diachrony: A dynamic interface, Giacalone Ramat, Anna, Caterina Mauri and Piera Molinelli (eds.), pp. 341–366 | Article
This paper investigates the gradual semantic and syntactic development of Absolute Constructions (AC) in English (an example from Present-day English is: With the teacher refusing to comply, Barry took the matter to the dean (Berent 1975: 11)). On the basis of a comprehensive study of ACs in the… read more
Robbeets, Martine and Hubert Cuyckens 2013 Chapter 1. Towards a typology of shared grammaticalizationShared Grammaticalization: With special focus on the Transeurasian languages, Robbeets, Martine and Hubert Cuyckens (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Chapter
With the aid of a specially compiled corpus, this paper accounts for the replacement – mainly by become – of weorðan ‘become’, whose use rapidly decreased in Middle English. Drawing on Goldbergian construction grammar, the paper posits the existence of a lexeme-independent network of copular… read more
Cuyckens, Hubert, Walter De Mulder and Tanja Mortelmans 2004 IntroductionAdpositions of Movement, Cuyckens, Hubert, Walter De Mulder and Tanja Mortelmans (eds.), p.  | Miscellaneous
Cuyckens, Hubert and Britta E. Zawada 2001 IntroductionPolysemy in Cognitive Linguistics: Selected papers from the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997, Cuyckens, Hubert and Britta E. Zawada (eds.), pp. ix ff. | Miscellaneous
Cornells, Louise en Hubert Cuyckens 1995 Van Door Naar Through en byToegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen 53, pp. 203–212 | Article
The Dutch preposition door can be translated with through (typically in adverbial clauses of time/place) or by (typically as a marker for the passive agent and the causee). The choice between these two seems at first sight not to be very difficult for Dutch learners of English. This should come as… read more