Martin Elsig

List of John Benjamins publications for which Martin Elsig plays a role.


Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 15: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 30, Frankfurt

Edited by Ingo Feldhausen, Martin Elsig, Imme Kuchenbrandt and Mareike Neuhaus

[Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 15] 2019. vii, 358 pp.
Subjects Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Historical linguistics | Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics


Elsig, Martin 2015 The (non-)grammaticalization of possession in Guatemalan SpanishRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Amsterdam 2013, Aboh, Enoch O., Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 239–260 | Article
My study focuses on Guatemalan Spanish and discusses a distinctive morphosyntactic property of it: the possibility of combining a prenominal weak possessive with a, usually indefinite, determiner (as in una mi hermana). On the basis of an empirical evaluation of spontaneous speech data, extracted… read more
Elsig, Martin 2012 Subject-verb inversion in 13th century German and French: A comparative viewMultilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies, Braunmüller, Kurt and Christoph Gabriel (eds.), pp. 223–240 | Article
The present study examines whether subject-verb inversion in Old French is similarly conditioned to its counterpart in Middle High German. In the generative literature, inversion in Old French has often been ascribed to a verb second (V2) property, possibly as a result of language contact with… read more
Recent research comparing simultaneous and successive acquisition of bilingualism suggests that successive acquisition is affected by age-related changes possibly as early as age (of onset of acquisition) 3–4. Since children are typically exposed to colloquial varieties, the primary linguistic… read more
Elsig, Martin 2008 Variability within the French interrogative system: A diachronic perspectiveLanguage Contact and Contact Languages, Siemund, Peter and Noemi Kintana (eds.), pp. 135–162 | Article