Lars Johanson

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lars Johanson plays a role.


Possession in Languages of Europe and North and Central Asia

Edited by Lars Johanson, Lidia Federica Mazzitelli and Irina Nevskaya

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 206] 2019. vi, 405 pp.
Subjects Morphology | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Johanson, Lars 2014 Chapter 10. A Yakut copy of a Tungusic viewpoint 
aspect paradigmParadigm Change: In the Transeurasian languages and beyond, Robbeets, Martine and Walter Bisang (eds.), pp. 235–242 | Chapter
The North Siberian Turkic language Yakut has two imperfect paradigms. One is “analytic”, composed of a so-called aorist and the past tense of a copula inflected for person, e.g. Min bar-ar ä-ti-m [I go-aor be-pret-agr.poss.1sg] ‘I was going away’. The other is a “synthetic” imperfect based on the… read more
The paper outlines the main principles of grammaticalization, the Code-Copying Model, and the emergence of isomorphic structures in language contact. It offers a number of examples of code-copying and grammaticalization, and a summary of the author’s approach to contact-induced change and… read more
Johanson, Lars 2013 On non-canonical modal clause junction in TurkicDiachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs, Josephson, Folke and Ingmar Söhrman (eds.), pp. 159–172 | Article
The following remarks concern Turkic clause junction types that are considered to be non-canonical, i.e. not conforming to typically Altaic patterns. Their origin and development are commonly ascribed to Indo-European influence. It seems, however, that their basic structure is not alien to Turkic.… read more
Johanson, Lars 2012 Pyramids of spatial relators in Northeastern Turkic and its neighborsArgument Structure and Grammatical Relations: A crosslinguistic typology, Suihkonen, Pirkko, Bernard Comrie and Valery Solovyev (eds.), pp. 191–210 | Article
The paper deals with the coding of basic spatial relations in Northeastern Turkic of Siberia-Mongolia and its neighbors. The devices available are taken to represent five successive levels of a “pyramid”, standing for different degrees of semantic accuracy: (A) markerless constructions, (B) simple… read more
Johanson, Lars 2008 Remodeling grammar: Copying, conventionalization, grammaticalizationLanguage Contact and Contact Languages, Siemund, Peter and Noemi Kintana (eds.), pp. 61–79 | Article
Johanson, Lars 2007 Aspectotemporal connectivity in Turkic: Text construction, text subdivision, discourse types and taxisConnectivity in Grammar and Discourse, Rehbein, Jochen, Christiane Hohenstein and Lukas Pietsch (eds.), pp. 187–198 | Article
The paper deals with connectivity phenomena relevant for construing and subdividing Turkic texts, particularly the ways in which aspect, actionality and tense interact to connect utterances. The issues addressed include aspectotemporal discourse types as textual cooccurrence patterns, the… read more
Johanson, Lars 2006 Two approaches to specificityCase, Valency and Transitivity, Kulikov, Leonid, Andrej L. Malchukov and Peter de Swart (eds.), pp. 225–247 | Article
Johanson, Lars 2003 12. Evidentiality in TurkicStudies in Evidentiality, Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. and R.M.W. Dixon (eds.), pp. 273–290 | Chapter