Richard P. Ingham

List of John Benjamins publications for which Richard P. Ingham plays a role.


Subjects English linguistics | Historical linguistics | Language acquisition | Theoretical linguistics


Ingham, Richard P. 2023 The Middle English prepositional dative: Contact with FrenchDitransitives in Germanic Languages: Synchronic and diachronic aspects, Zehentner, Eva, Melanie Röthlisberger and Timothy Colleman (eds.), pp. 56–79 | Chapter
The to-PP form of the dative alternation is argued to have arisen from contact with French rather than being linked to the loss of the Old English Dative case. It is shown to have been extended in ME to the experiencer argument of psych verbs, and to the recipient argument of some verbs of… read more
This study reassesses whether the contact influence of French on Middle English should continue to be conceptualised essentially as high-status prestige borrowing. French-origin items were found to constitute an average of 27% of the specific lexis of six occupational domains collected in the… read more
Stein, Achim, Richard P. Ingham and Carola Trips 2019 Chapter 9. What is a diachronically stable system in a language-contact situation? The case of the English recipient passiveThe Determinants of Diachronic Stability, Breitbarth, Anne, Miriam Bouzouita, Lieven Danckaert and Melissa Farasyn (eds.), pp. 215–244 | Chapter
In this paper we present data showing that the development of the English recipient passive (RP) was linked predominantly to verbs of French origin, although Old French (OF) did not have an RP. We present two explanations of the role that contact with French could have played in this development.… read more
Ingham, Richard P. and Amel Kallel 2014 Evidence from a correspondence corpus for diachronic change in French indefinites 1450–1715The Diachrony of Negation, Mosegaard Hansen, Maj-Britt and Jacqueline Visconti (eds.), pp. 213–234 | Article
In this study the changing distribution of French indefinite forms in different clause types is studied diachronically using a corpus of personal letters written between the Middle French and Classical French periods. The data is interpreted using Haspelmath’s 1997 semantic map of indefinites, and… read more
Later Anglo-Norman is conventionally portrayed as moribund, isolated from the mainstream of French, and extensively calqued on English. This study demonstrates that in the evolution of indefinite pronouns and modifiers it followed medieval French syntax, allowing the indefinite aucun (“some”) to… read more
Ingham, Richard P. 2010 Negative co-ordination in the history of EnglishContinuity and Change in Grammar, Breitbarth, Anne, Christopher Lucas, Sheila Watts and David Willis (eds.), pp. 181–200 | Article
This chapter examines the syntax of negative coordination in the history of English. Two major developments can be observed: (a) in Late Middle English it becomes impossible for a negative conjunct clause introduced by the negative conjunction ne to follow an initial affirmative conjunct clause –… read more
Early Modern English shows some incidence of misagreement between a singular verb and a plural subject. A corpus of 15th century London chronicles was searched in order to investigate the origins of this phenomenon, and whether it should be handled in structural terms. It was found that… read more