Publications


Books


Diessel, Holger. 2019. The Grammar Network. How Linguistic Structure is Shaped by Language Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cambridge University Press --> Review


Diessel, Holger. 2004. The Acquisition of Complex Sentences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 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 and Kenny Coventry. to appear. Demonstratives in spatial language and social interaction. An interdisciplinary review. Frontiers in Psychology.


Diessel, Holger. to appear. Determiners and demonstratives. In Solveiga Armoskaite and Martina Wiltschko (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Determiners. New York: Oxford University Press.


Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten and Holger Diessel. to appear. The typology of non-argument clauses. In Manfred Krifka and Mathias Schenner (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Embedding. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Diessel, Holger. 2020. A dynamic network approach to the study of syntax. Frontiers in Psychology.


Diessel, Holger and Merlijn Breunesse. 2020. A typology of demonstrative clause linkers. In Åshild Næss, Anna Margetts and Yvonne Treis (ed.), Demonstratives in Discourse, 305-340. Leipzig: Language Science Press.


Diessel, Holger. 2019. Preposed adverbial clauses: Functional adaptation and diachronic inheritance. In Schmidtke-Bode, Karsten et al. (eds.) Explanations in Linguistic Typology: Diachronic Sources, Functional Motivations and the Nature of the Evidence, 191-226. Leipzig: Language Science 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


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