Lotte Sommerer

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lotte Sommerer plays a role.


Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Morphology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Nodes and Networks in Diachronic Construction Grammar

Edited by Lotte Sommerer and Elena Smirnova

[Constructional Approaches to Language, 27] 2020. vi, 355 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Diachronic Construction Grammar

Edited by Jóhanna Barðdal, Elena Smirnova, Lotte Sommerer and Spike Gildea

[Constructional Approaches to Language, 18] 2015. xi, 263 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Keizer, Evelien and Lotte Sommerer 2022 Major trends in research on the English NPEnglish Noun Phrases from a Functional-Cognitive Perspective: Current issues, Sommerer, Lotte and Evelien Keizer (eds.), pp. 1–24
This paper analyzes temporal symmetric NPN constructions in which both nouns are singular, identical, and conjoined by a preposition (e.g. day to day, hour upon hour, night after night). The constructions’ binominal structure, their idiomatic nature, their apparent frozenness, and their syntactic… read more | Chapter
Sommerer, Lotte 2020 Why we avoid the ‘Multiple Inheritance’ issue in Usage-based Cognitive Construction GrammarThe Wealth and Breadth of Construction-Based Research, Colleman, Timothy, Frank Brisard, Astrid De Wit, Renata Enghels, Nikos Koutsoukos, Tanja Mortelmans and María Sol Sansiñena (eds.), pp. 320–331
This squib revisits the phenomenon of ‘Multiple Inheritance’ (MI) and discusses reasons why many usage-based, cognitive construction grammarians seem to be avoiding it when modeling the constructicon and linguistic knowledge. After a brief discussion of the concept and some examples from the… read more | Article
This paper revisits POSS DEM constructions in Old English (OE) by analyzing 13 OE prose texts from the York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose (YCOE). It aims to explain the marginalization and ultimate demise of this constructional family by discussing how the emergence of a new… read more | Chapter
Sommerer, Lotte 2015 The influence of constructions in grammaticalization: Revisiting category emergence and the development of the definite article in EnglishDiachronic Construction Grammar, Barðdal, Jóhanna, Elena Smirnova, Lotte Sommerer and Spike Gildea (eds.), pp. 107–138
In this chapter it will be argued that a proper understanding of grammaticalization has to take into account the driving force of lexically underspecified constructions. Using evidence from an extensive qualitative and quantitative corpus study in the York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old… read more | Article