Barbara A. Fox

List of John Benjamins publications for which Barbara A. Fox plays a role.

Book series



Studies in Anaphora

Edited by Barbara A. Fox

[Typological Studies in Language, 33] 1996. xii, 518 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Typology

Voice: Form and Function

Edited by Barbara A. Fox and Paul J. Hopper

[Typological Studies in Language, 27] 1994. xiii, 377 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Functional linguistics | Pragmatics | Theoretical linguistics


Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth, Sandra A. Thompson and Barbara A. Fox 2023 Chapter 12. Do English affirmative polar interrogatives with any favor negative responses?Responding to Polar Questions across Languages and Contexts, Bolden, Galina B., John Heritage and Marja-Leena Sorjonen (eds.), pp. 350–376
In research on talk-in-interaction, English affirmative polar interrogatives with any have been argued to favor a negative response, with supporting data drawn largely from medical interactions. Considering a range of mundane interactional settings, we find that the response favored by an… read more | Chapter
Thompson, Sandra A., Barbara A. Fox and Chase Wesley Raymond 2021 The grammar of proposals for joint activitiesInteractional Linguistics 1:1, pp. 123–151
The action of proposing has been studied from various perspectives in research on talk-in-interaction, both in mundane as well as in institutional talk. Aiming to exemplify Interactional Linguistics as a drawing together of insights from Linguistics and Conversation Analysis, we explore the grammar… read more | Article
While much is known about noun phrases from morphosyntactic and typological perspectives, the study of nominal elements in interaction is just beginning. We contribute to this new area by exploring the interactional functions of the Spanish indefinite determiner ningún (‘any’, ‘no’) in the formula… read more | Chapter
Fox, Barbara A., Fay Wouk, Steven Fincke, Wilfredo Hernandez Flores, Makoto Hayashi, Minna Laakso, Yael Maschler, Abolghasem Mehrabi, Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Susanne Uhmann and Hyun Jung Yang 2017 Morphological self-repair: Self-repair within the wordStudies in Language 41:3, pp. 638–659
In this study we explore patterns of same-turn self-repair within the word, across ten typologically and areally diverse languages. We find universal processes emerging through language-specific resources, namely: recycling is used to delay a next item due, while replacement is used to replace an… read more | Article
Ford, Cecilia E. and Barbara A. Fox 2015 Ephemeral Grammar: At the far end of emergenceTemporality in Interaction, Deppermann, Arnulf and Susanne Günthner (eds.), pp. 95–120
Drawing on the theoretical and methodological approach of Conversation Analysis (CA) and aiming to contribute to research on Emergent Grammar (e.g., Hopper 1987, 2011; Bybee and Hopper 2001) and sequentially specific grammar (Schegloff 1996; Fox 1994; Thompson et al. to appear), this chapter takes… read more | Article
Ford, Cecilia E., Barbara A. Fox and Sandra A. Thompson 2013 Units and/or Action Trajectories? The language of grammatical categories and the language of social actionUnits of Talk – Units of Action, Szczepek Reed, Beatrice and Geoffrey Raymond (eds.), pp. 13–56
Responding to Sacks et al.’s 1974 call for linguists to join in the study of resources for turn construction, the authors of this chapter long ago took on turn formulation as an issue which linguists must account for. In this chapter, we return to this aspect of CA’s charge to linguists, noting… read more | Article
Ford, Cecilia E. and Barbara A. Fox 2010 Multiple practices for constructing laughablesProsody in Interaction, Barth-Weingarten, Dagmar, Elisabeth Reber and Margret Selting (eds.), pp. 339–368
This study explores a range of interrelated semiotic resources for constructing a “laughable,” which we define as one or more utterances proffered by a speaker and inviting recipient laughter or other laugh related displays. These semiotic resources, in and around the talk, include a range of… read more | Article
Fox, Barbara A. 2010 IntroductionFillers, Pauses and Placeholders, Amiridze, Nino, Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan (eds.), pp. 1–10
This paper is a usage-based study of the grammar of that set of English Relative Clauses with which a relativizer has been described as optional. We argue that the regularities in the use of relativizers in English can be seen as systematically arising from pragmatic-prosodic factors, creating… read more | Article
Ford, Cecilia E., Barbara A. Fox and John Hellermann 2004 "Getting past no": Sequence, action and sound production in the projection of no-initiated turnsSound Patterns in Interaction: Cross-linguistic studies from conversation, Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth and Cecilia E. Ford (eds.), pp. 233–269
Fox, Barbara A. 2001 An exploration of prosody and turn projection in English conversationStudies in Interactional Linguistics, Selting, Margret and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (eds.), pp. 287 ff.
Ford, Cecilia E. and Barbara A. Fox 1996 Interactional Motivations for Reference Formulation: He had. This guy had, a beautiful, thirty-two O:ldsStudies in Anaphora, Fox, Barbara A. (ed.), pp. 145 ff.
Ford, Cecilia E., Barbara A. Fox and Sandra A. Thompson 1996 Practices in the construction of turns: The “TCU” revisitedInteraction-based studies of language, Ford, Cecilia E. and Johannes Wagner (eds.), pp. 427–454
Fox, Barbara A. 1995 The Category ‘S’ in English ConversationDiscourse, Grammar and Typology: Papers in honor of John W.M. Verhaar, Abraham, Werner, T. Givón and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), pp. 153 ff.
Fox, Barbara A. and Robert Jasperson 1995 A syntactic exploration of repair in English conversationAlternative Linguistics: Descriptive and theoretical modes, Davis, Philip W. (ed.), pp. 77 ff.
Arce-Arenales, Manuel, Melissa Axelrod and Barbara A. Fox 1994 Active Voice and Middle Diathesis: A Cross-Linguistic PerspectiveVoice: Form and Function, Fox, Barbara A. and Paul J. Hopper (eds.), pp. 1 ff.
Cooreman, Ann, Barbara A. Fox and T. Givón 1984 The Discourse Definition of ErgativityStudies in Language 8:1, pp. 1–34