Prof David DenisonFBA

Emeritus Professor

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  1. 1981
  2. Published
  3. 1984
  4. Published

    On get it over with

    Denison, D., 1984, In : Neophilologus. 68, p. 271-277 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. 1985
  6. Published

    Some observations on being teaching

    Denison, D., 1985, In : Studia Neophilologica. 57, p. 157-159 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    The origins of completive up in English

    Denison, D., 1985, In : Neuphilologische Mitteilungen. 86, p. 37-61 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    The origins of periphrastic DO: Ellegård and Visser reconsidered

    Denison, D., 1985, Papers from the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics: Amsterdam, 10-13 April 1985. Eaton, R., Fischer, O., Koopman, W. & van der Leek, F. (eds.). Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 45-60 16 p. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; vol. 41).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  9. Published

    Why Old English had no prepositional passive

    Denison, D., 1985, In : English Studies. 66, p. 189-204 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. 1986
  11. Published

    On word order in Old English

    Denison, D., 1986, In : Dutch Quarterly Review. 16, p. 277-295 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. 1987
  13. Published

    On word order in Old English

    Denison, D., 1987, host publication. p. 139-155 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  14. 1988
  15. Published

    A note on T/D deletion

    Denison, D., 1988, In : Folia Linguistica Historica. 7, p. 415-418 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. 1990
  17. Published

    Auxiliary + impersonal in Old English

    Denison, D., 1990, In : Folia Linguistica Historica. 9, 1, p. 139-166 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    The Old English impersonals revived

    Denison, D., 1990, Papers from the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics: Cambridge, 6-9 April 1987. Adamson, S., Law, V. A., Vincent, N. & Wright, S. (eds.). Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 111-140 30 p. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; vol. 65).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  19. 1992
  20. Published

    Counterfactual may have

    Denison, D., 1992, Internal and external factors in syntactic change. Gerritsen, M. & Stein, D. (eds.). Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, Walter GmbH & Co, p. 229-256 28 p. (Trends in Linguistics / Studies and Monographs; vol. 61).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  21. Published

    The information present: Present tense for communication in the past

    Denison, D., 1992, History of Englishes: New methods and interpretations in historical linguistics. Rissanen, M., Ihalainen, O., Nevalainen, T. & Taavitsainen, I. (eds.). Berlin: de Gruyter, Walter GmbH & Co, p. 262-286 25 p. (Topics in English Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  22. 1993
  23. Published

    Some recent changes in the English verb

    Denison, D., 1993, English diachronic syntax. Gotti, M. (ed.). Milan: Guerini, p. 15-33 19 p. (Collana Blu; vol. 20).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  24. 1994
  25. Published

    A corpus of late Modern English prose

    Denison, D., 1994, Corpora across the centuries: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on English Diachronic Corpora, St Catharine's College Cambridge, 25-27 March 1993. Kytö, M. & Rissanen, M. (eds.). Amsterdam and Atlanta GA: Rodopi, p. 7-16 10 p. (Language and Computers - Studies in Practical Linguistics; vol. 11).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  26. 1996
  27. Published

    The case of the unmarked pronoun

    Denison, D., 1996, English historical linguistics 1994: Papers from the 8th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (8.ICEHL, Edinburgh, 19-23 September 1994). Britton, D. (ed.). Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 287-299 13 p. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; vol. 135).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  28. 1997
  29. Published

    Editors' note

    Aarts, B., Denison, D. & Hogg, R., 1997, In : English Language and Linguistics. 1, 1, p. 1-2

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  30. Published

    Editors’ note

    Aarts, B., Denison, D. & Hogg, R., 1997, In : English Language and Linguistics. 1, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. 1998
  32. Published

    Syntax

    Denison, D., 1998, The Cambridge history of the English language: 1776-1997. Romaine, S. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Vol. 4. p. 92-329 238 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  33. 2000
  34. Published

    Combining English auxiliaries.

    Denison, D., 2000, Pathways of change: Grammaticalization in English. Fischer, O., Rosenbach, A. & Stein, D. (eds.). Amsterdam and Philadelphia PA: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 111-147 37 p. (Studies in Language Companion Series; vol. 53).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  35. Published

    The language of the Southey-Coleridge Circle

    Pratt, L. & Denison, D., 1 Jul 2000, In : Language Sciences. 22, 3, p. 401-422 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. 2001
  37. Published

    Gradience and linguistic change

    Denison, D., 2001, Historical linguistics 1999: Selected papers from the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory). Brinton, L. J. (ed.). Amsterdam and Philadelphia PA: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 119-144 26 p. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; vol. 215).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  38. 2002
  39. Published

    historical notes

    Denison, D., 2002, The Cambridge grammar of the English language. Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  40. 2003
  41. Published

    Arguing with determination: Class conflict in English nominals

    Denison, D., 2003.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  42. Published

    Log(ist)ic and simplistic S-curves

    Denison, D., 2003, Motives for language change. Hickey, R. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 54-70 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  43. 2004
  44. Published

    Do grammars change when they leak?

    Denison, D., 2004, New perspectives on English historical linguistics: Selected papers from 12 ICEHL, Glasgow, 21-26 August 2002, vol. 1, Syntax and morphology. Kay, C., Horobin, S. & Smith, J. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Vol. 1. p. 15-29 15 p. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; vol. 251).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  45. Published

    English historical syntax: verbal constructions

    Denison, D., 2004, London: Longman. (Longman Linguistics Library)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  46. Published

    Fuzzy grammar: A reader

    Denison, D., Aarts, B. (ed.), Keizer, E. (ed.) & Popova, G. (ed.), 2004, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  47. 2006
  48. Published

    A history of the English language

    Denison, D. & Hogg, R. M. (ed.), 2006, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  49. Published

    Category change and gradience in the determiner system

    Denison, D., 2006, The handbook of the history of English. van Kemenade, A. & Los, B. (eds.). Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd, p. 279-304 26 p. (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  50. Published

    Category change in late Modern English?

    Denison, D., 2006, Anglistentag 2005 Bamberg: Proceedings. Houswitschka, C., Knappe, G. & Müller, A. (eds.). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, p. 447-456 10 p. (Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English; vol. 27).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  51. Published

    Overview

    Denison, D. & Hogg, R., 2006, A history of the English language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 1-42

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  52. 2007
  53. Published

    A Corpus of Late 18c Prose

    Denison, D. & van Bergen, L., 2007, Creating and digitizing language corpora. Beal, J. C., Corrigan, K. P. & Moisl, H. L. (eds.). Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Vol. 2. p. 228-246 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  54. Published

    Editorial introduction

    Denison, D. & Vincent, N., 2007, In : Transactions of the Philological Society. 95, p. 1-8

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  55. Published

    Playing tag with category boundaries

    Denison, D., 2007, In : VARIENG e-Series. 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  56. Published

    Syntactic surprises in some English letters: The underlying progress of the language

    Denison, D., 2007, Germanic language histories 'from below' (1700-2000). Elspaß, S., Langer, N., Scharloth, J. & Vandenbussche, W. (eds.). Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, Walter GmbH & Co, p. 115-127 13 p. (Studia Linguistica Germanica; vol. 86).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  57. Published

    Editors' note

    Aarts, B., Denison, D. & Hogg, R., May 2007, In : English Language and Linguistics. 11, 1, p. i-ii

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  58. Published

    Is the English possessive 's truly a right edge phenomenon?

    Scott, A., Denison, D. & Börjars, K., Jul 2007, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  59. Published

    Richard Hogg, 20 May 1944 - 6 September 2007

    Denison, D. & Aarts, B., Nov 2007, In : English Language and Linguistics. 11, 3, p. i-ii

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  60. 2008
  61. Published

    Clues to language change from non-standard English

    Denison, D., 2008, In : German Life and Letters. 61, 4, p. 533-545 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  62. Published

    Patterns and productivity

    Denison, D., 2008, Studies in the history of the English language IV: Empirical and analytical advances in the study of English language change . Fitzmaurice, S. M. & Minkova, D. (eds.). Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, Walter GmbH & Co, Vol. 61. p. 207-230 24 p. (Topics in English Linguistics; vol. 61).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  63. Published

    What's wrong with possessive 's?

    Denison, D., Scott, A. & Börjars, K., 2008, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  64. 2009
  65. Published

    Argument structure

    Denison, D., 2009, One language, two grammars?: Differences between British and American English. Rohdenburg, G. & Schlüter, J. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 149-165 17 p. (Studies in English Language).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  66. Published

    Expression of possession: Structural factors

    Börjars, K., Denison, D. & Scott, A., 4 Apr 2009, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  67. Published

    A new class of verbs taking that-clause complements

    Denison, D., 14 Jul 2009, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  68. 2010
  69. Published

    Relative complexity in scientific discourse

    Hundt, M., Denison, D. & Schneider, G., 2010, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  70. Published

    The real distribution of the English "group genitive"

    Denison, D., Scott, A. K. & Börjars, K., 2010, In : Studies in Language. 34, 3, p. 532-564 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  71. Published

    Category change in English with and without structural change

    Denison, D., Feb 2010, Gradience, gradualness and grammaticalization. Traugott, E. C. & Trousdale, G. (eds.). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 105-128 (Typological Studies in Language; vol. 90).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  72. Published

    Better as a verb.

    Denison, D. & Cort, A., May 2010, Subjectification, intersubjectification and grammaticalization. Davidse, K., Vandelanotte, L. & Cuyckens, H. (eds.). Berlin & New York: de Gruyter, Walter GmbH & Co, p. 349-383 35 p. (Topics in English Linguistics; vol. 66).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  73. 2011
  74. Published

    Grammatical mark-up: Some more demarcation disputes.

    Denison, D., 30 Apr 2011.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  75. Published

    Poss-s vs poss-of revisited

    Börjars, K., Denison, D. & Krajewski, G., Jun 2011, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  76. Published

    ISLE highlights

    Denison, D., 17 Jun 2011.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  77. Published

    Defining relatives

    Denison, D. & Hundt, M., Sep 2011, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  78. Published

    The construction of SKT

    Denison, D., Sep 2011.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  79. 2012
  80. Published

    Introduction to Part I: Metrics and onomastics in older English

    Denison, D. & McCully, C., Jan 2012, Analysing older English. Bermúdez-Otero, R., Moore, E. & Miura, A. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 7-14

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

  81. Published

    Introduction to Part V: Syntax in older English

    Denison, D., Jan 2012, Analysing older English. Bermúdez-Otero, R., McCully, C., Moore, E. & Miura, A. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 247-250

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

  82. Published

    Retrieving relatives from historical data

    Hundt, M., Denison, D. & Schneider, G., Apr 2012, In : Literary and Linguistic Computing. 27, 1, p. 3-16 13 p., fqr049.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  83. Published

    Relative complexity in scientific discourse

    Hundt, M., Denison, D. & Schneider, G., Jul 2012, In : English Language and Linguistics. 16, 2, p. 209-240 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  84. Published

    On the history of English (and) word classes

    Denison, D., Aug 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  85. Published

    Non-inflecting verbs in Modern English

    Denison, D., Sep 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  86. 2013
  87. Published

    ARCHER 3.2. A Representative Corpus of Historical English Registers

    Denison, D. & Yanez Bouza, N., 2013

    Research output: Non-textual formData set/Database

  88. Published

    Expression of possession in English: The significance of the right edge: Structural factors

    Börjars, K., Denison, D., Krajewski, G. & Scott, A. K., Feb 2013, Morphosyntactic categories and the expression of possession. Börjars, K., Denison, D. & Scott, A. K. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 123-148 (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today; vol. 199).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  89. Published

    Morphosyntactic categories and the expression of possession

    Börjars, K. (ed.), Denison, D. (ed.) & Scott, A. (ed.), Feb 2013, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  90. Published

    Defining relatives

    Denison, D. & Hundt, M., Jun 2013, In : Journal of English Linguistics. 41, 2, p. 135-167 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  91. Published

    Grammatical mark-up: Some more demarcation disputes

    Denison, D., 2 Oct 2013, New methods in historical corpora. Bennett, P., Durrell, M., Scheible, S. & Whitt, R. J. (eds.). Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, p. 17-35 (Corpus Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language (CLIP); vol. 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  92. Published

    Parts of speech: Solid citizens or slippery customers?

    Denison, D., 17 Dec 2013, In : Journal of the British Academy. 1, p. 151-185 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  93. 2014
  94. Published

    Ambiguity and vagueness in English: speakers vs. linguists

    Denison, D., 2014, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  95. Published

    This won't take long

    Denison, D., May 2014, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  96. Published

    Which comes first in the double object construction? Diachronic and dialectal variation

    Denison, D. & Yáñez-Bouza, N., Jul 2014, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  97. Published

    Ambiguity and vagueness in historical change

    Denison, D., Aug 2014, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  98. Published

    Why would anybody take long?

    Denison, D., Sep 2014, host publication.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  99. 2015
  100. Published

    Pushing the boundaries of word classes

    Denison, D., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  101. Published

    Which comes first in the double object construction?

    Yanez Bouza, N. & Denison, D., Jul 2015, In : English Language and Linguistics. 19, 2, p. 247-268 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  102. 2016
  103. Published

    Image to Text: Mary Hamilton Papers (c.1750-c.1820)

    Denison, D. & Yanez Bouza, N., 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formData set/Database

  104. Published

    Underspecified categories, supercategories, or no categories?

    Denison, D., 21 Sep 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  105. 2017
  106. Published

    Ambiguity and vagueness in historical change

    Denison, D., 2017, The changing English language: Psycholinguistic perspectives. Hundt, M., Mollin, S. & Pfenninger, S. E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 292-318 (Studies in English Language).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  107. Published

    Word classes in the history of English

    Denison, D., 2017, Approaches to teaching the history of the English language: Pedagogy in practice. Hayes, M. & Burkette, A. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 157-171

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  108. 2018
  109. Published

    That-clauses as complements of verbs or nouns

    Denison, D., 2018, Subordination in English: Synchronic and diachronic perspectives. Seoane, E., Acuña-Fariña, C. & Palacios-Martínez, I. (eds.). Berlin and Boston MA: de Gruyter, Walter GmbH & Co, p. 61-84 23 p. (Topics in English Linguistics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  110. Published

    Why would anyone take long? Word classes and Construction Grammar in the history of long

    Denison, D., 2018, Category change from a constructional perspective. Van Goethem, K., Norde, M., Coussé, E. & Vanderbauwhede, G. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 119-148 (Constructional Approaches to Language).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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