Publications


Books


Diessel, Holger. 2004. The Acquisition of Complex Sentences. [Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 105]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (on-line review) Cambridge University Press


Diessel, Holger. 1999. Demonstratives: Form, Function, and Grammaticalization. [Typological Studies in Language 42]. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. John Benjamins


 

Edited volumes


Gast, Volker and Holger Diessel. 2012. (eds.), Clause Linkage in Cross-Linguistic Perspective: Data-Driven Approaches to Cross-Clausal Syntax. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.


 

Articles


Diessel, Holger. 2017. Usage-based linguistics. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press. PDF


Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten and Holger Diessel. 2017. Cross-linguistic patterns in the structure, function and position of (object) complement clauses. Linguistics 55(1): 1-38. PDF


Hilpert, Martin and Holger Diessel. 2017. Entrenchment in construction grammar. In Hans-Joerg Schmid (ed.), Entrenchment, Memory and Automaticity. The psychology of linguistic knolwedge and language learning. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.


Diessel, Holger and Martin Hilpert. 2016. Frequency effects in grammar. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2016. Frequency and lexical specificity. A critical review. In Heike Behrens and Stefan Pfaender (eds.), Experience Counts: Frequency effects in language, 209-237. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2015. Usage-based construction grammar. In Ewa Dabrowska and Dagmar Divjak (eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics, 295-321. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2015. Frequency shapes syntactic structure. Journal of Child Language 42: 278-281. [commentary]


Diessel, Holger. 2014. Usage-based linguistics. In Mark Aronoff (eds.), Oxford Bibliographies in "Linguistics". New York: Oxford University Press. Link


Diessel, Holger. 2014. Frequency effects in language development. In Patricia J. Brooks and Vera Kempe (eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development, 222-224. Thousand Oaks: Sage. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2014. Demonstratives, frames of reference, and semantic universals of space. Language and Linguistics Compass 8/3: 116-132. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2013. Is there a deictic frame of reference? In Peter Auer, Martin Hilpert, Anja Stuckenbrock, and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (eds.), Space in Language and Linguistics: Geographical, interactional, and cognitive perspectives., 687-692. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. [commentary] PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2013. Where does language come from? Some reflections on the role of deictic gesture and demonstratives in the evolution of language. Language and Cognition 5: 239-249. [commentary] PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2013. Adverbial subordination. In Silvia Luraghi and Claudia Parodi (eds.), Bloomsbury Companion to Syntax, 341-354. London: Continuum. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2013. Construction Grammar and First Language Acquisition. In Graeme Trousdale and Thomas Hoffmann (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar, 347-364. Oxford: Oxford University Press. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2012. Deixis and demonstratives. In Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger, Paul Portner (eds.), An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, Vol. 3, 2407-2431. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2012. Language Change and Language Acquisition. In Alexander Bergs and Laural Brinton (eds.), Historical Linguistics of English: An International Handbook, Vol. 2, 1599-1613. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF


Gast, Volker and Holger Diessel. 2012. The typology of clause linkage: status quo, challenges, prospects. In Volker Gast and Holger Diessel (eds.), Clause Linkage in Cross-Linguistic Perspective: Data-Driven Approaches to Cross-Clausal Syntax, 1-36. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2012. Buehlers two-field theory of pointing and naming and the deictic origins of grammatical morphemes. In Tine Breban, Lieselotte Brems, Kristin Davidse, Tanja Mortelmans (eds.), New Perspectives on Grammaticalization: Theoretical Understanding and Empirical Description, 35-48. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2011. Review article of 'Language, usage and cognition' by Joan Bybee. Language 87: 830-844. PDF


Diessel, Holger and Katja Hetterle. 2011. Causal clauses: A cross-linguistic investigation of their structure, meaning, and use. In Peter Siemund (ed.), Linguistic Universals and Language Variation, 21-52. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2011. Grammaticalization and Language Acquisition. In Bernd Heine and Heiko Norrog (eds.), Handbook of Grammaticalization, 130-141. Oxford: Oxford University Press. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2011. Social and cognitive processes influencing grammar evolution. Comment on Modelling the Cultural Evolution of Language by Luc Steels. Physics of Life Reviews 8: 381-2. [commentary]


Diessel, Holger. 2009. On the role of frequency and similarity in the acquisition of subject and non-subject relative clauses. In Talmy Givon and Masayoshi Shibatani (eds.), Syntactic Complexity, 251-276. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2009. Learning versus growth. In Patrick Griffiths, Andrew John Merrison, and Aileen Bloomer (eds.), Language in Use. A Reader. 313-322. London: Routledge. [Reprint of parts of chapter 2 of The Acquisition of Complex Sentences. CUP]


Diessel, Holger. 2009. Corpus linguistics and language acquisition. In Anke Luedeling and Merja Kytoe (eds.), Corpus Linguistics. An International Handbook, 1197-1212. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.


Diessel, Holger. 2008. Iconicity of sequence. A corpus-based analysis of the positioning of temporal adverbial clauses in English. Cognitive Linguistics 19: 457-482. PDF


Brandt, Silke, Holger Diessel, Michael Tomasello. 2008. The Acquisition of German Relative Clauses: A Case Study. Journal of Child Language 35: 325-348. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2007. Frequency effects in language acquisition, language use, and diachronic change. New Ideas in Psychology. 25: 108-127. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2007. A construction-based analysis of the acquisition of East Asian relative clauses. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 29: 311-320. [commentary] PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2007. Verberstkonstruktionen im Englischen und Deutschen. In Christian Lehmann, Peter Gallmann and Rosemarie Luehr (eds.), Sprachliche Motivation - zur Interdependenz von Inhalt und Ausdruck, 24-40. Tuebingen: Narr.


Diessel, Holger. 2006. Demonstratives, joint attention, and the emergence of grammar. Cognitive Linguistics 17: 463-489. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2006. Demonstratives. In Keith Brown (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 430-435. Elsevier: Oxford. [2nd edition]


Diessel, Holger. 2006. Komplexe Konstruktionen im Erstspracherwerb. In Kerstin Fischer und Anatol Stefanowitsch (eds.), Konstruktionsgrammatik -- Von der Anwendung zur Theorie, 36-51. Tübingen: Stauffenberg.


Diessel, Holger and Michael Tomasello. 2005. A new look at the acquisition of relative clauses. Language 81: 1-25. PDF


Diessel, Holger and Michael Tomasello. 2005. Particle placement in early child language. A multifactorial analysis. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 1: 89-112. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2005. Competing motivations for the ordering of main and adverbial clauses. Linguistics 43: 449-470. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2005. Distance contrasts in demonstratives. In Martin Haspelmath, Matthew Dryer, David Gil, and Bernard Comrie (eds.), World Atlas of Language Structures, 170-173. Oxford: Oxford University Press. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2005. Demonstrative pronouns - demonstrative determiners. In Martin Haspelmath, Matthew Dryer, David Gil, and Bernard Comrie (eds.), World Atlas of Language Structures, 174-177. Oxford: Oxford University Press. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2003. The relationship between demonstratives and interrogatives. Studies in Language 27: 635-655. PDF


Diessel, Holger and Michael Tomasello. 2001. The acquisition of finite complement clauses in English: A corpus-based analysis. Cognitive Linguistics 12: 1-45. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 2001. The ordering distribution of main and adverbial clauses a typological study. Language 77: 345-365. PDF


Diessel, Holger and Michael Tomasello. 2000. The development of relative clauses in spontaneous child speech. Cognitive Linguistics 11: 131-151. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 1999. The morphosyntax of demonstratives in synchrony and diachrony. Linguistic Typology 3: 1-49. PDF


Diessel, Holger and Michael Tomasello. 1999. Why complement clauses do not include a that-complementizer in early child language. Berkeley Linguistics Society 25: 86-97.


Diessel, Holger. 1999. The use of demonstratives in Oneida narratives. Buffalo Papers in Linguistics 11: 16-38.


Diessel, Holger. 1997. Verb-first constructions in German. In Marjolijn Verspoor, Lee Kee Dong, and Eve Sweetser (eds.), Lexical and Syntactical Constructions and the Construction of Meaning, 51-68. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF


Diessel, Holger. 1997. The diachronic reanalysis of demonstratives in crosslinguistic perspective. Chicago Linguistic Society 33: 83-97.


Diessel, Holger. 1997. Predicative demonstratives. Berkeley Linguistics Society 23: 72-82.


Diessel, Holger. 1996. Processing factors of pre- and postposed adverbial clauses. Berkeley Linguistics Society 22: 71-82.


Diessel, Holger. 1996. German wenn: A study in cognitive semantics. Buffalo Papers in Linguistics 8: 39-56.


 

Reviews


Diessel, Holger. 2008. Review of Ewa Dabrowska. 2004. Language, Mind, and Brain. Washington: Georgetown University. Language 84: 186-189.


Diessel, Holger. 2006. Review of Bernd Kortmann and Edgar Schneider. 2004. A Handbook of Varieties of English. 2 Vols. Berlin Mouton de Gruyter. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft. 25: 301-304


Diessel, Holger. 2006. Review of Frans Plank. (ed.) 2003. Noun Phrase Structure in the Languages of Europe. Studies in Language 30: 195-200.


Diessel, Holger. 2003. Review of Joan Bybee and Paul Hopper. (eds.) 2001. Frequency and the emergence of grammatical structure. Journal of Linguistics 39: 167-171.


Diessel, Holger. 2001. Review of Christopher Lyons. 1999. Definiteness. Linguistic Typology 5: 117-124.


Diessel, Holger. 2000. Review of Nikolaus Himmelmann. 1997. Deiktikon, Artikel, Nominalphrase. Zur Emergenz syntaktischer Struktur. Linguistic Typology 4: 273-281.


 

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