Timothy Osborne

List of John Benjamins publications for which Timothy Osborne plays a role.


Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Elements of Structural Syntax

Lucien Tesnière

[Not in series, 185] 2015. lxxxii, 698 pp.
Subjects History of linguistics | Morphology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Osborne, Timothy 2020 Chapter 6. Franz Kern: An early dependency grammarianChapters of Dependency Grammar: A historical survey from Antiquity to Tesnière, Imrényi, András and Nicolas Mazziotta (eds.), pp. 189–214
An examination of Franz Kern’s main works (1883a, 1883b, 1884, 1886, 1888) quickly reveals that his concept of sentence structure is closely similar to many modern analyses in the tradition of dependency grammar (DG). Kern took the finite verb as the sentence root and positioned the subject and… read more | Chapter
Kahane, Sylvain and Timothy Osborne 2015 Translators’ IntroductionElements of Structural Syntax, Tesnière, Lucien, pp. xxix–lxxiii
This contribution examines discontinuities in DG. These discontinuities are addressed in terms of catenae and rising. Any tree or any subtree of a tree as a catena. Rising occurs when a governor fails to dominate one (or more) of its governees. Two sorts of rising are distinguished: type 1 and type… read more | Article