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Fischer, Olga

Overview
Works: 33 works in 246 publications in 2 languages and 16,149 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Olga Fischer
The syntax of early English by Olga Fischer( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a guide to the development of English syntax between the Old and Modern periods. Beginning with an overview of the main features of early English syntax, it gives a unified account of the grammatical changes occurring in the language during this period. Written by four leading experts in English historical syntax, the book demonstrates the ways in which syntactic change takes place and how these changes can be explained in terms of grammatical theory and language acquisition. The authors draw upon a wealth of empirical data and through a series of well-selected case studies they cover a wide range of topics including changes in word order, infinitival constructions and grammaticalization processes. This invaluable introduction to the significant changes in early English syntax will appeal to students and researchers in historical linguistics, theoretical linguistics and the history of English
Morphosyntactic change : functional and formal perspectives by Olga Fischer( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 229 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 219 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 by Olga Fischer( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Up and down the cline--the nature of grammaticalization by Olga Fischer( Book )

21 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 198 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 pathway
Pathways of change : grammaticalization in English( Book )

20 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 194 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 by Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 132 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
A brief history of English syntax by Olga Fischer( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its 1500-year history, the English language has seen dramatic grammatical changes. This book offers a comprehensive and reader-friendly account of the major developments, including changes in word order, the noun phrase and verb phrase, changing relations between clausal constituents and the development of new subordinate constructions. The book puts forward possible explanations for change, drawing on the existing and most recent literature, and with reference to the major theoretical models. The authors use corpus evidence to investigate language-internal and language-external motivations for change, including the impact of language contact. The book is intended for students who have been introduced to the history of English and want to deepen their understanding of major grammatical changes, and for linguists in general with a historical interest. It will also be of value to literary scholars professionally engaged with older texts
Outside-in, inside-out : iconicity in language and literature 4 by Costantino Maeder( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 102 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 Elżbieta Tabakowska( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyses the complexity of intermedial iconicity through the analysis of Laurie Anderson's piece White Lily. It reveals the media aesthetic strategies by which Anderson enacts the abstract concept of time through the iconic use of language as well as through iconicity in music, gesture and computer animation. The performer's multimodal enactment of time experience demonstrates the integration of iconic, indexical and symbolic forms of representation. The semiotic analysis of the example is based on Sebeok and Danesi's modeling systems theory and the concept of "embodied cognition" brought forth by authors like Varela, Thompson and Rosch and Lakoff and Johnson. Thus, Anderson's performance illustrates the tenets of a corporeal media theory that introduces the body as the founding medium of semiosis
Semblance and signification by Pascal Michelucci( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English 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 44 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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of iconicity by Angelika Zirker( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses five different 'Dimensions of Iconicity'. While some contributions examine the phonic dimensions of iconicity that are based on empirical, diachronic and theoretical work, others explore the function of similarity from a cognitive point of view. The section on multimodal dimensions takes into account philosophical, linguistic and literary perspectives in order to analyse, for example, the diagrammatic interplay of written texts and images. Contributions on performative dimensions of iconicity focus on Buddhist mantras, Hollywood films, and the dynamics of rhetorical structures in Shakespeare. Last but not least, the volume also addresses new ways of considering iconicity, including notational iconicity, the interplay of iconicity, ambiguity, interpretability, and the iconicity of literary analysis from a formal semanticist point of view
From variation to iconicity : festschrift for Olga Fischer on the occasion of her 65th birthday( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Occasion of her 65th Birthday. 0Some of the contents: 0Enoch O. Aboh: Grammaticalization: A popular factor. 0Maaike Beliën: Exploring semantic differences in syntactic variation: Dutch 'komen' 'come' with a past participle or an infinitive. 0Tom van Brederode: Two journeys in poetry and music, Vaughan Williams' 'Songs of Travel' and Schubert's 'Winterreise'. 0Carrol Clarkson: Willem Boshoff: Art of the dictionary. 0Robert A. Cloutier: Prepositions, particles, adverbs: The P system in old Dutch
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

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 linguistic changes necessarily the product of variation?; v) should there be a formal theory of change apart from a general thoery of grammar?
The Motivated Sign by Olga Fischer( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 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
 
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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-

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English (228)

Dutch (3)

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