List of John Benjamins publications for which Jim Walker plays a role.
The perfectivization of the English perfect: is it a case of grammaticalization, after all? The challenge of pluricentrality Grammaticalization – Theory and Data, Hancil, Sylvie and Ekkehard König (eds.), pp. 53–662014
This paper assesses the degree to which the HAVE-perfect in English can truly be thought of as a paradigmatic case of grammaticalization, as has at times been proposed in the literature. By examining the existing scholarship on two proposed recent developments of the HAVE-perfect, its claimed… read more | Article
Lowth and ‘Perfect Time’: The periphrastic have-perfect in 18th-century English grammars Robert Lowth (1710-1787): The making of his grammar and its influence, Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid (ed.), pp. 77–922012
This article examines the influence that Robert Lowth (1710–1787) had both on the terminology and the analysis of the English verb form now generally referred to as the present perfect. It demonstrates that while Lowth did not coin the term, he was largely responsible for its popularization, and… read more | Article