Academic Appointments


  • Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Linguistics

All Publications


  • The development of "digressive" discourse-topic shift markers in English JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS Traugott, E. 2020; 156: 121–35
  • A study of the development of the Chinese correlative comparative construction from the perspective of constructionalization DIACHRONICA Zhan, F., Traugott, E. 2020; 37 (1): 83–126
  • Grammaticalization Meets Construction Grammar (Book Review) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CORPUS LINGUISTICS Book Review Authored by: Traugott, E. 2020; 25 (1): 116–23
  • Whither historical pragmatics? A cognitively-oriented perspective JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS Traugott, E. 2019; 145: 25–30
  • The development of the Chinese copula shi construction A diachronic constructional perspective FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE Zhan, F., Traugott, E. 2019; 26 (2): 139–76
  • Low Salience as an Enabling Factor in Morphosyntactic Change CHANGING ENGLISH LANGUAGE: PSYCHOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVES Traugott, E. C., Hundt, M., Mollin, S., Pfenninger, S. E. 2017: 93–109
  • On the rise of types of clause-final pragmatic markers in English JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL PRAGMATICS Traugott, E. C. 2016; 17 (1): 26-54
  • "Ah, pox o' your Pad-lock": Interjections in the Old Bailey Corpus 1720-1913 JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS Traugott, E. C. 2015; 86: 68-73
  • The constructionalization of the Chinese cleft construction STUDIES IN LANGUAGE Zhan, F., Traugott, E. C. 2015; 39 (2): 459-491
  • Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Graeme Trousdale. Constructionalization and Constructional Changes, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford Studies in Diachronic & Historical Linguistics Traugott, E. C., Trousdale, G. Oxford University Pres. 2013; 6
  • On the persistence of ambiguous linguistic contexts over time: Implications for corpus research on micro-changes 31st Annual Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) Traugott, E. C. EDITIONS RODOPI B V. 2012: 231–246
  • Linguistics: The Study of the Language Capacity and Its Functions DIOGENES Traugott, E. C. 2011; 58 (1-2): 20-?
  • The sociolinguistics of a short-lived innovation: Tracing the development of quotative all across spoken and internet newsgroup data LANGUAGE VARIATION AND CHANGE Buchstaller, I., Rickford, J. R., Traugott, E. C., Wasow, T., Zwicky, A. 2010; 22 (2): 191-219
  • Gradience, Gradualness and Grammaticalization Typological Studies in Language edited by Traugott, E. C., Trousdale, G. John Benjamins. 2010; 90
  • The concepts of constructional mismatch and type-shifting from the perspective of grammaticalization 3rd International Conference on Construction Grammar Traugott, E. C. MOUTON DE GRUYTER. 2007: 523–57
  • (Inter)subjectification and unidirectionality 9th International Pragmatics Conference Traugott, E. C. JOHN BENJAMINS PUBLISHING COMPANY. 2007: 295–309
  • Old English left-dislocations: Their structure and information status FOLIA LINGUISTICA Traugott, E. C. 2007; 41 (3-4): 405-441
  • The lady was al demonyak: historical aspects of Adverb all 4th Annual Conference on Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL 4) Buchstaller, I., Traugott, E. C. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS. 2006: 345–370
  • Approaching modality from the perspective of Relevance Theory LANGUAGE SCIENCES Traugott, E. C. 2003; 25 (6): 657-669
  • Grammaticalization Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Hopper, P. J., Traugott, E. C. Cambridge University Press. 2003
  • The role of pragmatics in semantic change 6th International Pragmatics Conference TRAUGOTT, E. C. INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS ASSOCIATION VZW. 1999: 93–102
  • LITERACY AND LANGUAGE CHANGE - THE SPECIAL CASE OF SPEECH ACT VERBS INTERCHANGE TRAUGOTT, E. C. 1987; 18 (1-2): 32-47
  • ON THE ORIGINS OF AND AND BUT CONNECTIVES IN ENGLISH STUDIES IN LANGUAGE TRAUGOTT, E. C. 1986; 10 (1): 137-150
  • ON REGULARITY IN SEMANTIC CHANGE JOURNAL OF LITERARY SEMANTICS TRAUGOTT, E. C. 1985; 14 (3): 155-173
  • FROM OPPOSITION TO ITERATION - A STUDY IN SEMANTIC CHANGE STUDIES IN LANGUAGE TRAUGOTT, E. C. 1985; 9 (2): 231-241
  • SOME QUESTIONS FOR THE DEFINITION OF STYLE IN SOCIO-HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS FOLIA LINGUISTICA HISTORICA TRAUGOTT, E. C., Romaine, S. 1985; 6 (1): 7-39
  • TOWARD A GRAMMAR OF SYNTACTIC CHANGE LINGUA TRAUGOTT, E. C. 1969; 23 (1): 1-27