Diana M. Lewis

List of John Benjamins publications for which Diana M. Lewis plays a role.



Lewis, Diana M. 2021. Chapter 13. Pragmatic markers at the periphery and discourse prominence: The case of English of course. Pragmatic Markers and Peripheries, Van Olmen, Daniël and Jolanta Šinkūnienė (eds.), pp. 351–382
This chapter argues that position interacts with discourse prominence in the development of pragmatic markers. A case study of the English marker of course traces its historical development over Late Modern English to its present-day usage at both left (LP) and right (RP) peripheries. It is argued… read more | Chapter
Lewis, Diana M. 2021. Then and now in English and French: Parallel patterns?. Time in Languages, Languages in Time, Čermáková, Anna, Thomas Egan, Hilde Hasselgård and Sylvi Rørvik (eds.), pp. 181–200
English now and then and French maintenant and alors all exemplify the cross-linguistic tendency for temporal adverbs to grammaticalize into markers of rhetorical relations. This paper analyses the polysemy of these adverbs in a comparable corpus of written-to-be-spoken speeches and unscripted… read more | Chapter
Lewis, Diana M. 2018. Grammaticalizing connectives in English and discourse information structure. New Trends in Grammaticalization and Language Change, Hancil, Sylvie, Tine Breban and José Vicente Lozano (eds.), pp. 135–157
The development of lexical expressions such as VP adverbs, matrix clauses and prepositional phrases into discourse markers and connectives expressing coherence relations has been well explored in the grammaticalization literature, under a broad view of grammaticalization, but there has been less… read more | Chapter
Lewis, Diana M. 2017. Source-Location ambiguity and incipient decline in the recent evolution of the English directional particle away. Space in Diachrony, Luraghi, Silvia, Tatiana Nikitina and Chiara Zanchi (eds.), pp. 329–346
This chapter reports on a corpus-based investigation of the evolution of spatial away over the Modern English period in the light of recent work on the expression of motion events. Three observations are made: firstly, a directional-locative polysemy develops, secondly productivity seems to… read more | Chapter
Lewis, Diana M. 2014. Discourse patterns in the development of discourse markers in English. Discourse linguistics: Theory and practice, Aijmer, Karin and Anita Fetzer (eds.), pp. 95–118
The role of discourse frequency in the development of two English connectives is explored, in the context of recent work emphasizing the role of syntagmatic relations in language change and suggesting that it is constructions, rather than lexical items, which grammaticalize. The development of… read more | Article
Arnaud, Pierre, Emmanuel Ferragne, Diana M. Lewis and François Maniez. 2008. 7. Adjective + Noun sequences in attributive or NP-final positions: Observations on lexicalization. Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective, Granger, Sylviane and Fanny Meunier (eds.), pp. 111–125
Frequent Adjective + Noun sequences in the British National Corpus based on the most frequent ‘central’ adjectives were examined in their use as noun premodifiers and in other uses (predicative, adverbial, or with N being the head of a noun phrase). Hyphenated and non-hyphenated occurrences were… read more | Article
Lewis, Diana M. 2007. From temporal to contrastive and causal: The emergence of connective after all. Connectives as Discourse Landmarks, Celle, Agnès and Ruth Huart (eds.), pp. 89–99
Lewis, Diana M. 2005. Mapping adversative coherence relations in English and French. Contrast in Context, Aijmer, Karin, Hilde Hasselgård and Stig Johansson (eds.), pp. 33–48
An approach to contrastive analysis is discussed that combines semantic mapping with analysis of comparable corpus data. Such an approach can help elucidate the many-to-many relationships between expressions or constructions of two languages. In turn, contrastive analysis is what enables us to… read more | Article
Lewis, Diana M. 2002. Rhetorical motivations for the emergence of discourse particles, with special reference to English of course. Particles, Wouden, Ton van der, Ad Foolen and Piet Van de Craen (eds.), pp. 79–91