Language Change and Cognition

Entrenchment inhibition: Constructional change can be in competition with large-scale 're-compositional' creativity

This paper addresses creativity as inhibition of repetitive behaviour. We argue that entrenchment and constructional change can be in competition with large-scale creative attempts of recomposition of constructions’ internal constituency. After …

Dynamic resonance and social reciprocity in language change: the case of Good morrow

Entrenchment (i.e. Langacker, 1987) does not necessarily lead to predictable behaviour. This study aims at complementing the usage-based model of language change by operationalising the role of dialogic creativity as a mechanism that can be in …

Cognitive approaches to creativity in language-change.

Approaching creativity in language-change and cognition through Corpus Linguistics methods.