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Fischer, Olga

Overview
Works: 33 works in 227 publications in 3 languages and 15,791 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: P99.4.I26, 401.41
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Olga Fischer
The syntax of early English by Olga Fischer( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a guide to the development of English syntax between the Old and Modern periods. Four leading experts in English historical syntax draw on a wealth of empirical data to provide an invaluable introduction to the significant grammatical changes that occurred during the period
Morphosyntactic change : functional and formal perspectives by Olga Fischer( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical comparison of morphosyntactic change and the mechanisms that trigger it, this book shows how changes in discourse, lexicon, semantics, pragmatics, and sound interact with changes in morphosyntax, and considers the interface between the internal and external factors of change
Form miming meaning : iconicity in language and literature( Book )

19 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Presents selected papers from a March 1997 symposium held in Zurich, in sections on general topics, sound and rhythm, typography and graphic design, word-formation, and syntax and discourse. Studies explore iconicity from two different angles. A first group of scholars is especially interested in how far the primary code, the code of grammar, is influenced by iconic motivation and how originally iconic models have become conventionalized. A second group of contributors is more interested in the presence of iconicity as part of the secondary code. Specific subjects include imagination by ideophones, the visual poetry of e. e. cummings, and iconic use of syntax in fiction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Motivated sign : iconicity in language and literature 2 by Olga Fischer( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, a sequel to Form Miming Meaning (1999), offers a selection of papers given at the second international symposium on iconicity (Amsterdam 1999). In the light of semiotic, linguistic and literary theory the studies gathered here investigate how iconicity works on all levels of language, in literary texts and other forms of verbal discourse. They investigate, among other subjects, the semiotic foundations of iconicity, the role played by iconicity in language evolution and in the way words are positioned syntactically. Special consideration is given to the iconic nature of metaphor a
Up and down the cline--the nature of grammaticalization by Olga Fischer( Book )

20 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic idea behind this volume is to probe the nature of grammaticalization. Its contributions focus on the following questions: (i) In how far can grammaticalization be considered a universal diachronic process or mechanism of change and in how far is it conditioned by synchronic factors? (ii) What is the role of the speaker in grammaticalization? (iii) Does grammaticalization itself provide a cause for change or is it an epiphenomenon, i.e. a conglomeration of causal factors/mechanisms which elsewhere occur independently? (iv) If it is epiphenominal, how do we explain that similar pathways so often occur in known cases of grammaticalization? (v) Is grammaticalization unidirectional? (vi) What is the nature of the parameters guiding grammaticalization? The overall aim of the book is to enrich our understanding of what grammaticalization does or does not entail via detailed case studies in combination with theoretical and methodological discussions
Pathways of change : grammaticalization in English( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a continual growth of interest among linguists of all-theoretical denominations in grammaticalization, a concept central to many linguistic (change) theories. However, the discussion of grammaticalization processes has often suffered from a shortage of concrete empirical studies from one of the best-documented languages in the world, English. Pathways of Change contains discussion of new data and provides theoretical lead articles based on these data that will help sharpen the theoretical aspects involved, such as the definition and the logical connection of the component processes of
From sign to signing : iconicity in language and literature 3 by Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, a sequel to Form Miming Meaning (1999) and The Motivated Sign (2001), offers a selection of papers given at the Third International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature (Jena 2001). The studies collected here present a number of new departures. Special consideration is given to the way non-linguistic visual and auditory signs (such as gestures and bird sounds) are represented in language, and more specifically in 'signed' language, and how such signs influence semantic conceptualization. Other studies examine more closely how visual signs and representations of time a
Outside-in, inside-out : iconicity in language and literature 4 by Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fourth volume of the Iconicity series is like its predecessors devoted to the study of iconicity in language and literature in all its forms. Many of the papers turn the notion of iconicity 'inside-out', some suggesting that 'less-is-more'; others focus on the cognitive factors 'inside' the brain that are important for the iconic phenomena that are produced in the 'outside' world. Also, this volume includes perhaps the first English-language analysis of the iconic aspects of sound symbolism in a prayer from the Koran. This is a truly interdisciplinary collection that should turn some of the notions of iconicity in language and literature 'outside-in' and 'inside-out'."--Jacket
Insistent images by Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semblance and signification by Pascal Michelucci( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles assembled in Semblance and Signification explore linguistic and literary structures from a range of theoretical perspectives with a view to understanding the extent, prevalence, productivity, and limitations of iconically grounded forms of semiosis. With the complementary examination of large theoretical issues, extensive corpus analysis in several modern languages such as Italian, Japanese Sign Language, and English, and applied close studies across a range of artistic media, this volume brings a fresh understanding of the cognitive underpinnings of iconicity. If primary a
Iconic investigations( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper proposes an integrated account of the formal and functional non-uniformity exhibited by sound-symbolic words based on a hierarchy of lexical iconicity (i.e., iconicity of words). It is argued that the more iconic a vocalized sign is, the less strongly it is constrained by the linguistic system. This crosslinguistic generalization is instantiated by the lexical availability, morphophonology, syntax, semantics, and acquisition of sound-symbolic words
Syntactic change and causation : developments in infinitival constructions in English by Olga Fischer( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconicity( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De taille van Vrouwe Filologia : langue of parole by Olga Fischer( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The motived sign iconicity in language and literature 2( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factors conditioning infinitive marking in late Middle English by Olga Fischer( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the role played by "borrowing" in syntactic change by Olga Fischer( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Taubstumme im Kanton Aargau by Hans Gfeller( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Amsterdam, April 10-13, 1985( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These papers are a selection from papers presented at the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Amsterdam, 1985). Most studies deal with some aspect of an earlier stage of English, though present day varieties of English are also under investigation. Many of the papers show that there is a growing interest in the question why a certain change has taken place. Furthermore, the volume contains a considerable number of papers on historical syntax
Explanation and linguistic change( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the outcome of a workshop, held in Amsterdam in 1985, on the nature, even possibility, of explanation in Historical Linguistics: why changes take place and others do not, and why they occur at a particular time and place. The workshop, and this volume, aim to explore questions such as i) are the factors which explain the actuation of a change different from those that explain its implementation?; ii) is it possible to give a typology of changes?; iii) should linguistic explanation hope to meet the same requirements as explanation in the pure sciences?; iv) are all linguist
 
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The syntax of early English
Alternative Names
Fischer, O.C.M.

Fischer, O. C. M. 1951-

Fischer, O.C.M. (Olga)

Fischer, Olga C. 1951-

Fischer, Olga C. M. 1951-

Fischer, Olga Catharina Maria

Fischer, Olga Catharina Maria 1951-

Languages
English (209)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

Covers
Morphosyntactic change : functional and formal perspectivesForm miming meaning : iconicity in language and literatureThe Motivated sign : iconicity in language and literature 2Up and down the cline--the nature of grammaticalizationPathways of change : grammaticalization in EnglishFrom sign to signing : iconicity in language and literature 3Outside-in, inside-out : iconicity in language and literature 4Insistent images