An evolving bibliography of studies relating to the role of pragmatics in cyclic language change.

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Please note that this bibliography is listed in alphabetical order using the first named author’s surname.

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  • Patard, Adeline 2019. To the Roots of Fake Tense and ‘Counterfactuality’. In R. Peltola & E. Roussel (eds.), Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on the Semantics of Grammatical Aspect. Leiden; Boston: Brill. 176–212.
  • Pons Bordería, Salvador & Ana Llopis Cardona. 2020. Some reflections on semantic-pragmatic cycles. In Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen, ed. 2020. The Role of Pragmatics in Cyclical Change. (Special Issue.) Journal of Historical Pragmatics 21(2): 315-346.
  • Reinöhl, Uta & Nikolaus Himmelmann. 2017. Renewal: A figure of speech or a process sui generis? Language 93(2): 381–413.
  • Roberts, Ian. 1993. A formal account of grammaticalization in the history of Romance futures. Folia Linguistica Historica 13: 219-258.
  • Roberts, Ian & Anna Roussou. 2003. Syntactic Change. A Minimalist Approach to Grammaticalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • la Roi, Ezra. 2022. Interlocked life-cycles of counterfactual mood forms from Archaic to Classical Greek: Between Aspect and Changing Temporal Reference. Indogermanische Forschungen 127.
  • la Roi, Ezra. Forthcoming. Down the paths to the past habitual: its historical connections with counterfactual pasts, future in the pasts, iteratives and lexical sources in Ancient Greek. Folia Linguistica Historica 57(44).
  • Rupp, Laura & Sali A. Tagliamonte. 2017. This here town: evidence for the development of the English determiner system from a vernacular demonstrative construction in York English. English Language & Linguistics 23(1): 81-103.
  • Schwenter, Scott A. 2006. Fine-tuning Jespersen’s Cycle. In Betty J. Birner & Gregory Ward, eds. Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning. Neo-Gricean Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 327-344.
  • Scivoletto, Giulio. 2020. Semasiological cyclicity in the evolution of discourse markers: a case from Sicilian. In Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen, ed. The Role of Pragmatics in Cyclical Change. (Special Issue.) Journal of Historical Pragmatics 21(2): 236-262.
  • Seržant, Ilja A. 2021. Cyclic changes in verbal person-number indexes are unlikely. Folia linguistica historica 42(1): 49-86. 
  • Sheng, Yimin. 2015. The location morpheme-demonstrative cycle in Wu dialects: On the lexical renewal of the demonstratives from the typological perspective. International Journal of Chinese Linguistics 2(1): 121–148.
  • Simone, Raffaele. 2000. Cycles lexicaux. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata 16: 259-287.
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