Anne Breitbarth

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anne Breitbarth plays a role.


The Determinants of Diachronic Stability

Edited by Anne Breitbarth, Miriam Bouzouita, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 254] 2019. vi, 294 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

Continuity and Change in Grammar

Edited by Anne Breitbarth, Christopher Lucas, Sheila Watts and David Willis

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 159] 2010. viii, 359 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Generative linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Bowern, Claire, David Goldstein, George Walkden, Anne Breitbarth, Chelsea Sanker, Freek Van de Velde, Ranjan Sen and Aditi Lahiri 2023 Diachrony and Diachronica: 40@40Diachronica 40:5, pp. 666–682 | Editorial
Magistro, Giuseppe, Claudia Crocco and Anne Breitbarth 2022 Information structure and Jespersen’s cycle: The dialects of Veneto as a window on processes of language changeLanguage Change at the Interfaces: Intrasentential and intersentential phenomena, Catasso, Nicholas, Marco Coniglio and Chiara De Bastiani (eds.), pp. 35–60 | Chapter
In this paper we report the results of an exploratory experiment aiming to examine the division of labour between syntax, phonology, and information structure in linguistic change, in particular, Jespersen’s cycle. According to previous literature, new expressions of negation start out from… read more
Bouzouita, Miriam, Anne Breitbarth, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn 2019 Chapter 1. The determinants of diachronic stabilityThe Determinants of Diachronic Stability, Breitbarth, Anne, Miriam Bouzouita, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn (eds.), pp. 1–10 | Chapter
Farasyn, Melissa, George Walkden, Sheila Watts and Anne Breitbarth 2018 The interplay between genre variation and syntax in a historical Low German corpusDiachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change, Whitt, Richard J. (ed.), pp. 281–300 | Chapter
In this chapter, we focus on the choice of different genres in the Middle Low German part of the tagged and parsed Corpus of Historical Low German and its implications for syntax. We discuss how the inclusion or exclusion of genres has an impact on the study and the discovery of syntactic phenomena… read more
Koleva, Mariya, Melissa Farasyn, Bart Desmet, Anne Breitbarth and Véronique Hoste 2017 An automatic part-of-speech tagger for Middle Low GermanInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 22:1, pp. 107–140 | Article
Syntactically annotated corpora are highly important for enabling large-scale diachronic and diatopic language research. Such corpora have recently been developed for a variety of historical languages, or are still under development. One of those under development is the fully tagged and parsed… read more
This paper offers a formal account of the diachronic changes in the interaction between indefinites in the scope of negation and the expression of sentential negation in the history of Low German. Different types of negative concord develop at the different historical stages. Parallel to that, the… read more
Breitbarth, Anne and Liliane Haegeman 2010 Continuity is change: The long tail of Jespersen’s cycle in FlemishContinuity and Change in Grammar, Breitbarth, Anne, Christopher Lucas, Sheila Watts and David Willis (eds.), pp. 61–76 | Article
All West Germanic languages have completed Jespersen’s Cycle, replacing a preverbal negation marker (stage I) with a post-verbal one (stage III) after a period of transition during which the two could co-occur (stage II). Only the Flemish dialects have maintained the old preverbal marker to some… read more
Breitbarth, Anne, Christopher Lucas, Sheila Watts and David Willis 2010 Introduction: Continuity and change in grammarContinuity and Change in Grammar, Breitbarth, Anne, Christopher Lucas, Sheila Watts and David Willis (eds.), pp. 1–10 | Article
The present volume brings together 16 contributions selected from papers presented at the conference on Continuity and Change in Grammar that took place at the University of Cambridge 18–20 March 2008. The aim of the conference was to foster an exchange of ideas on various aspects of linguistic… read more
Irrespective of the directionality they postulate for the loss of the preverbal marker, most approaches to Jespersen’s cycle assume a “symmetric” bipartite negation in stage II, in which both the old and the new marker participate in the expression of negation, be it as parts of one discontinuous… read more
Breitbarth, Anne 2005 Auxiliary drop as subordination markingLinguistics in the Netherlands 2005, Doetjes, Jenny and Jeroen van de Weijer (eds.), pp. 37–47 | Article
Breitbarth, Anne 2004 Auxiliary drop in Early Modern GermanLinguistics in the Netherlands 2004, Cornips, Leonie and Jenny Doetjes (eds.), pp. 36–46 | Article
Breitbarth, Anne 2002 Dative case, morphological decay, and structural deficiencyLinguistics in the Netherlands 2002, Broekhuis, Hans and Paula Fikkert (eds.), pp. 25–35 | Article