Publications and communications of Brems, Lieselotte

Theses and dissertations

Doctoral thesis

Brems, L. (2007). The synchronic layering of English size and Type noun constructions. Unpublished doctoral thesis, UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain.
Jury: Davidse, K. (Promotor), & Cuyckens, H. (Promotor).

Publications

Books

Written alone

Brems, L. (2011). Layering of Size and Type Noun Constructions in English. (1st). Boston, United States: Mouton de Gruyter.

Direction and/or edition of collective works (including proceedings of scientific meetings, special issues of journals)

Van linden, A., Brems, L., & Vandelanotte, L. (Eds.). (2021). Complement and parenthetical constructions: Theory and description. Language Sciences.

Vandelanotte, L., Van Praet, W., & Brems, L. (Eds.). (2017). Grammar, usage and discourse: functional studies offered to Kristin Davidse. (Special Issue ETC). John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Brems, L., Möller, R., & Rasier, L. (Eds.). (2015). Faits de langue(s). Pour Michel Kefer à l’occasion de son 65ème anniversaire. Berlin, Germany: Epubli.

Brems, L., Ghesquière, L., & Van de Velde, F. (Eds.). (2014). Intersubjectivity and intersubjectification in grammar and discourse. john benjamins publishing company.

Davidse, K., Breban, T., Brems, L., & Mortelmans, T. (Eds.). (2012). Grammaticalization and language change: origins, criteria and outcomes. Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing.

Davidse, K., Breban Tine (Ed.), Brems, L. (Ed.), & Mortelmans Tanja (Ed.). (2012). Grammaticalization and Language Change: new reflections. John Benjamins.

Articles and book chapters

Articles in journals with peer reviewing

Davidse, K., Van Linden, A., & Brems, L. (April 2022). A semiotic approach to grammaticalization: modelling representational and interpersonal modality expressed by verbonominal patterns. Language Sciences, 91, 101473. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2022.101473

Davidse, K., Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (2021). Grammatical uses of ‘no’ + noun and the hierarchy of qualifications of SoAs. Language Sciences.

Davidse, K., Brems, L., & Smith, A. (2017). Charting ongoing change: the emergent complex subordinators the moment (that) and for fear (that). Studies in Variation: Contacts and Change in English.

De Clerck, B., & Brems, L. (2015). Size nouns matter: a closer look at mass(es) of and extended uses of size nouns. Language Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2015.05.007

Brems, L. (2012). The establishment of quantifier constructions for size nouns: a diachronic case study of heap(s) and lot(s). Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 2 (13), 202-231. doi:10.1075/jhp.13.2.02bre

Brems, L., Ghesquière, L., & Van de Velde, F. (2012). Introduction to special issue 'Intersections of Intersubjectivity'. English Text Construction, 5 (1), 1-6. doi:10.1075/etc.5.1.01int

Ghesquière, L., Brems, L., & Van de velde, F. (2012). Intersubjectivity and intersubjectification: Typology and operationalization. English Text Construction, 5 (1), 128-152. doi:10.1075/etc.5.1.07ghe

Brems, L. (2010). Size noun constructions as collocationally constrained constructions: lexical and grammaticalized uses. English Language and Linguistics, 14 (1), 83-109. doi:10.1017/S1360674309990372

Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (2010). The grammaticalization of nominal type noun constructions with kind/sort of: chronology and paths of change. English Studies, 91, 180-202. doi:10.1080/00138380903355023

Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (2010). Complex subordinators derived from noun complement clauses. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 42 (2), 101-116.

Davidse, K., Brems, L., & De Smedt. (2008). Type noun uses in the English NP : A case of right to left layering. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 13 (2), 139-168. doi:10.1075/ijcl.13.2.02dav

Brems, L. (2007). The grammaticalization of small size nouns : reconsidering frequency and analogy. Journal of English Linguistics, 35 (4), 293-324. doi:10.1177/0075424207307597

Brems, L. (2003). Measure Noun constructions : an instance of semantically-driven grammaticalization. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 8 (2), 283-312. doi:10.1075/ijcl.8.2.05bre

Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (2003). Absolute and relative quantification : beyond mutually exclusive word classes. Belgian Journal of English Language and Literatures. New Series, 1, 49-60.

Book chapters

Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (2020). Present-day English constructions with chance(s) in Talmy’s greater modal system and beyond. In R. Schulze & P. Hohaus (Ed.), Re-assessing Modalising Expressions: Categories, Co-text, and Context (pp. 195–222). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. doi:10.1075/slcs.216.08van

Brems, L., Ghesquière, L., & Vanderbauwhede, G. (2020). A rather interesting topic: A contrastive study of English rather, Dutch eerder and French plutôt. In Translating and Comparing Languages: Corpus-based Insights Selected Proceedings of the Fifth Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies Conference (pp. 215-236). Presses universitaires de Louvain.

Brems, L. (2020). Intersubjectivity and intersubjectification. In J. Taylor & X. Wen, The Routledge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Routledge.

Brems, L., & Hoffmann, S. (2017). Approaches to grammaticalization and lexicalization. In L. Brinton, English historical linguistics: approaches and perspectives. cambridge university press.

Gentens, C., Kimps, D., Davidse, K., Jakobs, G., Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (2016). Mirativity and rhetorical structure: The development and prosody of disjunct and anaphoric adverbials with ‘no’ wonder. In Kaltenböck & Keizer, Outside the Clause (pp. 123–156). John Benjamins Publishing. doi:10.1075/slcs.178.05gen

Davidse, K., Brems, L., Willemse, P., Kiermeer, J., Thoelen, E., & Dooyen, E. (2013). A comparative study of the grammaticalized uses of English sort of and French genre de in teenage forum data. In E. Miola (Ed.), Proceedings of the workshop languages go web. languages go web.

Breban, T., Vanderbiesen, Brems, L., Davidse, K., & Mortelmans, T. (2012). Introduction: New reflections on the sources, outcomes, defining features and motivations of grammaticalization. In K. Davidse, L. Brems, T. Breban, & T. Mortelmans (Eds.), Grammaticalization and Language Change. New reflections. John Benjamins.

Breban, T., Vanderbiesen, J., Davidse, K., Brems, L., & Mortelmans, T. (2012). New reflections on the sources, outcomes, defining features and motivations of grammaticalization. In T. Breban, L. Brems, K. Davidse, & T. Mortelmans (Eds.), Grammaticalization and language change: new reflections. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Benjamins.

Brems, L., & Hoffmann, S. (2012). New Perspectives, Theories and Methods: Grammaticalization. In A. Bergs & L. Brinton (Eds.), Historical Linguistics of English (HSK 34.2) (pp. 1558-1576). Mouton de Gruyter.

Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (2009). The reanalysis and grammaticalization of nominal constructions with kind/sort of: Chronology and paths of change. In P. Cantos Gómez & A. Sánchez Pérez (Eds.), A Survey on Corpus-based research. Asociación Española de Lingüística del Corpus.

Brems, L., & Olivier, N. (2007). Pattern-learning and pattern-description : An integrated approach to proficiency and research for students of English. In Corpora in the foreign language classroom. Selected papers from the Sixth International Conference on Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC). Rodopi.

De Smedt, L., Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (2007). NP-internal functions and extended uses of the 'type' nouns kind, sort, and type: Towards a comprehensive, corpus-based description. In R. Facchinetti (Ed.), Corpus linguistics 25 years on (pp. 227-257). Rodopi.

Brems, L. (2004). Measure Noun constructions: degrees of delexicalization and grammaticalization. In Advances in corpus linguistics: Papers from the 23rd International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora (ICAME 23). Rodopi.

Book reviews

Brems, L. (2015). Review of Karin Aijmer and Bengt Altenberg (eds), Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 54). English Text Construction, 8 (2), 265-268.

Brems, L. (2015). Martin Hilpert, Construction Grammar and its Application to English. English Text Construction, 8 (1), 132-136.

Brems, L. (2014). Review: Hilde Hasselgård, Jarle Ebeling and Signe Oksefjell Ebeling (eds.). Corpus perspectives on patterns of lexis. ICAME Journal.

Brems, L. (October 2013). Review Contrastive Pragmatics. 2011. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins. ISBN 978 90 272 2260 2. 182 pp. English Text Construction, 2 (6), 301-305.

Unpublished conferences and communications

Communications to congresses and symposiums

Brems, L., & Van Linden, A. (20 August 2021). Wonder nouns and the emergence of a mirative constructional network. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG11), Antwerp, Belgium.

Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (August 2019). The diachrony of the constructional networks of ‘wonder’ nouns. Paper presented at 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE52), Leipzig, Germany.

Brems, L., & Van linden, A. (July 2019). Miracles and mirativity: Lexical versus grammatical uses of wonder, marvel, and surprise. Paper presented at Workshop on the English Noun Phrase (ENP2019), Vienna, Austria.

Van linden, A., Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (09 May 2019). Grammatical uses of 'no' + noun and the hierarchy of qualifications of SoAs. Paper presented at Workshop on The syntagmatic properties of complementation patterns: Accommodating lexical and grammatical uses of CTP-clauses, Liège, Belgium.

Brems, L., & Van linden, A. (30 November 2018). No way and no chance as emphatic negative response items. Paper presented at BAAHE 2018.

Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (25 May 2018). From happenstance to modality and beyond: verbo-nominal constructions with chance(s. Paper presented at JOURNÉE LINGUISTIQUE DU Cercle Belge de Linguistique, Liège, Belgium.

Brems, L., Ghesquière, L., & Vanderbauwhede, G. (2018). A contrastive study of English rather, Dutch eerder and French plutôt. Paper presented at Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies conference.

Davidse, K., Brems, L., & Kolyaseva, A. (2018). Meaning and morphosyntax: a comparison of NP-internal functions of type nouns in English and Russian. Paper presented at Workshop Pragmatic functions of type-nouns: a crosslinguistic phenomenon, Tübingen, Germany.

Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (2018). It was chance’s chance to become polyfunctional in the modal domain. Paper presented at International Conference on English HIstorical Linguistics.

Ghesquière, L., & Brems, L. (24 May 2017). Time, preference and intensity: A contrastive study of rather (than) and eerder (dan). Paper presented at icame 38.

Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (05 May 2017). Chances are verbo-nominal constructions with chance(s) are more polyfunctional than modal auxiliaries. Paper presented at La journée linguistique du Cercle belge de Linguistique.

Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (2017). Talmy’s “greater modal system”: fitting in verbo-nominal constructions with chance(s). Paper presented at Seventh International Conference of the French Association for Cognitive Linguistics (AFLiCo 7), Belgium.

Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (02 December 2016). Possible worlds: verbo-nominal patterns with chance. Paper presented at BAAHE conference: World / Text / Context.

Béchet, C., & Brems, L. (13 May 2016). From complex prepositions to complex subordinators: Constructional motivations and generalizations. Paper presented at Linguists’ Day of the Linguistic Society of Belgium 2016.

Davidse, K., Van linden, A., & Brems, L. (October 2014). Negative polarity as a trigger for the development of modal meaning. Paper presented at International Conference on Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages 2014.

Davidse, K., Brems, L., Lesage, J., & Van linden, A. (July 2014). Negation, grammaticalization and subjectification: the development of polar, modal and mirative no way-constructions. Paper presented at ICEHL, Leuven, Belgium. doi:10.13140/2.1.1099.2961

Gentens, C., Brems, L., Davidse, K., & Van linden, A. (July 2014). Formal and semantic-discursive properties of mirative exprecctions (it's) no wonder: a synchronic-diachronic approach. Paper presented at Outside the Clause Workshop, Vienne, Switzerland.

Brems, L. (April 2014). No fear(s) + complement clauses: a source of modal and emphatic polar markers. Paper presented at ICAME 35, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Van linden, A., Davidse, K., & Brems, L. (2014). Negative polarity as a trigger for the development of modal meaning. Paper presented at International Conference on Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages.

Brems, L., Gentens, C., Davidse, K., & Vandelanotte, L. (17 November 2013). Factive versus reported speech complements in English. Paper presented at CSI (Complex Sentences International Workshop Leuven).

Brems, L. (November 2013). fear(s) + complement clauses. Paper presented at NP3 (Third Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English: Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations ).

Gentens, C., Brems, L., Davidse, K., & Vandelanotte, L. (September 2013). Tense use in English factive complements. Paper presented at Societas Linguistica Europaea.

Gentens, C., & Brems, L. (May 2013). Complement extraposition: what is it a diagnostic of? Paper presented at ICAME 34.

Brems, L. (2013). binominal size noun constructions in English and French: a contrastive corpus-based perspective. Paper presented at ICAME 34.

Brems, L., Ghesquière, L., & van de velde, F. (19 July 2012). Intersubjectivity and intersubjectification: typology and operationalisation. Paper presented at New Reflections on Grammaticalization 5.

Brems, L., Davidse, K., & Matthijs, L. (July 2012). The development of mirative no wonder-constructions. Paper presented at New Reflections on Grammaticalization 5, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Ghesquière, L., Brems, L., & Van de Velde, F. (July 2012). Intersubjectivity and intersubjectification: Typology and operationalization. Paper presented at New Reflections on Grammaticalization 5, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Brems, L., davidse, K., & Van linden, A. (July 2011). have/be no need: the interaction between negation and modality in verbonominal pathways of changes. Paper presented at ICHL 20 (International conference on historical linguistics), Osaka, Japan.

Brems, L. (June 2011). fear(s) + complement clauses: a source of complex subordinators and modal particles. Paper presented at ISLE.

Brems, L. (2011). fear(s) + complement clauses: a source of complex subordinators and modal particles. Paper presented at ISLE.

Davidse, K., Brems, L., & Van linden, A. (2011). There’s talk that a new construction of hearsay evidentiality is emerging in English. Paper presented at ICAME 32 (32nd International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora of Modern and Medieval English).

Brems, L. (2010). In the hope of finding some answers: a diachronic study into complex subordinators with hope/hopes. Paper presented at ICAME 31.

Brems, L. (2010). a diachronic case study of 'in (det) (adj) hope(s)' + complement clause: ongoing grammaticalization and subjectification. Paper presented at International conference on grammaticalization and (inter)subjectification.

Brems, L., De Clerck, B., & Verveckken, K. (2010). Workshop: «Binominal syntagms as a neglected locus of synchronic variation and diachronic change: Towards a unified approach. Paper presented at SLE 43, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Declerck, B., & Brems, L. (2010). loads hungry and masses too big: measure nouns on the move? Paper presented at ICAME 31.

Brems, L. (2009). Synchronic gradience and diachronic grammaticalization: a diachronic account of size noun constructions. Paper presented at ICHL 19.

Brems, L. (2009). Size noun expressions as non-canonical quantifiers: a diachronic constructional approach. Paper presented at Frames and Constructions: A conference in honor of Charles J. Fillmore.

Brems, L. (2009). Complex subordinators with noun phrases that take complement clauses as source construction: a case for paradigmatic enrichment. Paper presented at SLE 42.

Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (2009). The reanalysis and grammaticalization of nominal constructions with kind/sort of: chronology and paths of change. Paper presented at CICL.

Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (2009). Noun phrases with appositive clauses as a neglected source of complex subordinators: a corpus-based study. Paper presented at ICAME 30.

Brems, L. (2008). The synchronic layering of English size noun uses : collocationally constrained constructions and interaction with discourse factors. Paper presented at ICAME 29.

Brems, L. (2008). The synchronic layering of English size noun uses : collocationally constrained constructions and grammaticalization. Paper presented at ISLE.

Brems, L. (2008). The grammaticalization of small size nouns (SSNs) in English : a diachronic study of the role of frequency, collocational reclustering and analogy in their development. Paper presented at First ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC1).

Brems, L. (2008). The grammaticalization of size noun expressions: A diachronic corpus study. Paper presented at BAAHE Conference 2008: From Theory to Application (and back again).

Brems, L. (2008). Meshing grammaticalization with construction grammar: the synchronic layering of English size noun patterns as collocationally constrained constructions. Paper presented at NRG 4 (New Reflections on Grammaticalization 4).

Brems, L., & Verveckken, K. (2008). English and Spanish Size Noun-constructions, a locus of ongoing grammaticalization. Paper presented at 41th Annual meeting of SLE : Languages in Contrast, Grammar, Translation.

Brems, L., & Verveckken, K. (2008). English and Spanish Size Noun-constructions, a locus of ongoing grammaticalization. Paper presented at ICLC 5 (The Fifth International Contrastive Linguistics Conference).

Brems, L., Willemse, P., & Davidse, K. (2008). The grammaticalization of English and French type nouns. Paper presented at 41th Annual meeting of SLE :Languages in Contrast, Grammar, Translation.

Brems, L., Willemse, P., & Davidse, K. (2007). The development of extended type noun uses : a comparison between English sort/kind and French sorte/espèce. Paper presented at ICAME 28 (28th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora of Modern and Medieval English).

Brems, L. (2006). The grammaticalization of small size nouns. Paper presented at ICAME 28.

Brems, L., De Smedt, L., & Davidse, K. (2005). Type noun constructions : Paths of grammaticalization. Paper presented at NRG 3 (New Reflections on Grammaticalization 3).

Brems, L., & Kimps, D. (2005). Ideational and interpersonal driving factors of grammaticalization and collocational patterns : Dutch and English quantity nouns. Paper presented at FITIGRA (From ideational to interpersonal: Perspectives from grammaticalization).

Brems, L., & Olivier, N. (2005). On pattern-learning and pattern-description : An integrated approach to proficiency and research for students of English. Paper presented at BAAHE.

Brems, L. (2004). Type noun constructions. Paper presented at ICAME 25 (25th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora of Modern and Medieval English).

Brems, L., & Olivier, N. (2004). Pattern-learning and pattern-description : an integrated approach to proficiency and research for students of English. Paper presented at TALC 6 (6th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference).

Brems, L. (2003). The SKT-construction : sort of, kind of and type of. Paper presented at 3rd International Workshop of the Systemic Functional Research Community on Interpersonal and Ideational Grammar.

Brems, L. (2003). Measure Nouns (MNs), a case of ongoing grammaticalization? Paper presented at ICLC 8 (8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference).

Brems, L. (2002). From Head to Quantifier : a corpus study of the Measure Nouns bunch(es) of, heap(s) of and pile(s) of. Paper presented at ICAME 23 (23rd International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora of Modern and Medieval English).

Brems, L. (2002). Beyond Langacker’s absolute-relative distinction in its application to indefinite quantifiers. Paper presented at BAAHE.

Brems, L. (2001). A corpus study of Measure Noun constructions as an instance of semantically-driven grammaticalization. Paper presented at 2nd International Workshop of the Systemic Functional Research Community on Interpersonal and Ideational Grammar.

Posters

Brems, L. (2008). Size noun and type noun patterns in English as collocationally constrained constructions. Poster session presented at LCC (Language, Communication and Cognition).

Brems, L., & Davidse, K. (2008). Grammaticalized type noun constructions and the unidirectionality of (inter-)subjectification. Poster session presented at ICAME 29 (29th International Conference on English Language Research on Computerized Corpora of Modern and Medieval English).

Brems, L. (2007). A constructional approach to the grammaticalization and delexicalization of SN-constructions and TN-constructions. Poster session presented at LOT-school (Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap).