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  1. Broccias, Cristiano. 2003. The English Change Network. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. (Cognitive Linguistics Research Series, no.22) [2003 ECN]
  2. Baicchi, Annalisa, Cristiano Broccias, and Andrea Sansò (eds.). 2005. Modelling Thought and Constructing Meaning: Cognitive Models in Interaction. Milano: Franco Angeli.



  1. Broccias, Cristiano. 1997. Binding Theory and Its Consequences for Minimalist Syntax. Rivista di Grammatica Generativa 22: 93-121. [1997 RGG]
  2. Broccias, Cristiano. 1998. Breve introduzione all’alternanza dativa inglese (‘A short introduction to the English dative alternation’). Quaderni del Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Università di Genova, 10: 327-342.
  3. Broccias, Cristiano. 2000. The Need for the Resultative Network. In: Conathan, Lisa J., Jeff Good, Darya Kavitskaya, Alyssa B. Wulf, and Alan C.L. Yu. (eds.). Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: General session and parasession on aspect. 41-52.
  4. Broccias, Cristiano. 2001. Allative and Ablative At-Constructions. In: Andronis, Mary, Christopher Ball, Heidi Elston and Sylvain Neuvel (eds.). CLS 37: The Main Session. Papers from the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Vol. 1. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society. 67-82.
  5. Broccias, Cristiano. 2001. Grammatica e Football English. Linguistica e Filologia 13:151-183.
  6. Broccias, Cristiano. 2001. The English Resultative Construction: A Schematic Analysis. In: Dehé, Nicole and Anja Wanner (eds.). Structural Aspects of Semantically Complex Verbs. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 35-64.
  7. Broccias, Cristiano. 2002. Alignment and Complexity of English Resultative Constructions. Papers on Linguistics of the University of Manchester 2002: 28-40.
  8. Broccias, Cristiano. 2003. Quantity, causality and temporality in change constructions. In: Nowak, Pawel M., Corey Yoquelet and David Mortensen (eds.). Proceedings of the twenty-ninth annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: General session and parasession on Phonetic Sources of Phonological Patterns. Berkeley, California: Berkeley Linguistics Society. 67-78.
  9. Broccias, Cristiano. 2003. Abstractness and the Verb Give. Quaderni del Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Università di Genova, 12: 223-250.
  10. Broccias, Cristiano. 2004. Adjective Selection in Resultative Sentences. In: Torsello Taylor, Carol, Maria Grazia Busà and Sara Gesuato (eds.). Lingua inglese e mediazione interlinguistica. Padova: Unipress. 241-260.
  11. Broccias, Cristiano. 2004. A Note on the History of Power. In: Barisone, Ermanno, Maria Luisa Maggioni, Paola Tornaghi (eds). The History of English and the Dynamics of Power. Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso. 305-314.
  12. Broccias, Cristiano. 2004. The Cognitive Basis of Adjectival and Adverbial Resultative Constructions. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 2: 103-126. [2004 ARCL]
  13. Broccias, Cristiano and Daniele Canepa. 2005. The body, the mind and the arts: An investigation into the major metaphor types used in football match reports. ESP Across Cultures 2: 21-33. [2005 ESP]
  14. Broccias, Cristiano. 2005. Non-causal Change Constructions. In: Baicchi, Annalisa, Cristiano Broccias, Andrea Sansò (eds.). Modelling Thought and Constructing Meaning: Cognitive Models in Interaction. Milano: Franco Angeli.
  15. Broccias, Cristiano. 2006. The construal of constructions: Causal and temporal interpretations in change constructions. Constructions SV1-4/2006. [2006 Constructions]
  16. Broccias, Cristiano. 2006. Cognitive approaches to grammar. In: Kristiansen, Gitte, Michel Achard, René Dirven and Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (eds.). Cognitive Linguistics: Current Applications and Future Perspectives. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 81-115.
  17. Broccias, Cristiano. 2006. The English simultaneity network: The case of as and while-clauses. LACUS Forum XXXII: 33-41. [2006 LACUS]
  18. Broccias, Cristiano. 2006. The Construal of Simultaneity in English with special reference to as-clauses. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 4. [2006 ARCL]
  19. Broccias, Cristiano. 2007. The progressive aspect in simultaneity as and while-clauses. Filologia e Linguistica 24: 39-64.
  20. Broccias, Cristiano and Willem Hollmann. 2007. Do we need scanning in (Cognitive) grammar? Cognitive Linguistics 18.4: 487-522. [2007 CL]
  21. Broccias, Cristiano. 2007. The classification of English accents by advanced L2 students: A preliminary investigation. In: Jottini, Laura, Gabriella del Lungo and John Douthwaite (eds). Cityscapes: Islands of the Self. Language Studies. Volume 2. Cagliari: Cooperativa Universitaria Editrice Cagliaritana. 53-63. [2007 AIA]
  22. Broccias, Cristiano. 2007. Unsubcategorised Objects in English Resultative Constructions. In: Delbecque, Nicole and Bert Corneille. On Interpreting Construction Schemas. From Action and Motion to Transitivity and Causality. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 103-124.
  23. Broccias, Cristiano. 2008. From symmetric to non-inheriting resultatives: On gradience and conceptual links in Resultative Constructions. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 57: 49-66 (Special issue: “Grammar, Constructions and Interfaces”). [2008 RCEI]
  24. Broccias, Cristiano. 2008. Lo sviluppo delle costruzioni resultative aggettivali inglesi: un approccio cognitivo. In: Händl, Claudia e Chiara Benati (eds.). La linguistica germanica ggi: bilanci e prospettive. Atti del XXXIV Convegno dell’Associazione Italiana di Filologia Germanica. Genova: ECIG. 195-219.
  25. Broccias, Cristiano. 2008. Imperfectivity and transience: The two sides of the progressive aspect in simultaneity clauses. Journal of English Linguistics 36.2: 155-178. [2008 JEL]
  26. Broccias, Cristiano. 2008. Cognitive linguistic theories of grammar and grammar teaching. In: De Knop, Sabine and Teun De Rycker (eds.). Cognitive Approaches to Pedagogical Grammar. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 67-90. [2008 CAPG]
  27. Broccias, Cristiano. 2008. Imperfectivity and transience: The two sides of the progressive aspect in simultaneity as and while-clauses. In: Douthwaite, John and Domenico Pezzini (eds.). Words in Action: Diachronic and Synchronic Approaches to English Discourse. Studies in Honour of Ermanno Barisone. Genoa: Egic. 263-278.
  28. Broccias, Cristiano. 2008. Sintassi. Studi Italiani di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata XXXVIII.1: 49-69. [Special issue on “Linguistica inglese: studi recenti e prospettive di ricerca” (“English linguistics: recent studies and research prospects”) edited by Giovanni Iamartino]
  29. Broccias, Cristiano. 2008. Towards a history of English resultative constructions: the case of adjectival resultative constructions. English Language and Linguistics 12.1: 1-28. [2008 ELL]
  30. Broccias, Cristiano and Nicholas Smith. 2010. Same time, across time: Simultaneity clauses from Late Modern to Present-Day English. English Language and Linguistics 14.3: 347-371. [2010 ELL]
  31. Broccias, Cristiano. 2010. As-simultaneity clauses as complements of perception verbs: The case of watch. Textus XXIII.3: 583-602. [2010 Textus]
  32. Broccias, Cristiano. 2011. Motivating the flexibility of oriented –ly adverbs. In: Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Günter Radden (eds.). Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 71-88. [2011 -ly in CG]
  33. Broccias, Cristiano. 2011. A puzzle for the present: A Cognitive Grammar analysis of present tense simultaneity as-clauses. In: Bierwiaczonek, Bogusław, Bożena Cetnarowska, Anna Turula (eds.).Syntax in Cognitive Grammar. Częstochowa: Wyższa Szkoła Lingwistyczna. 259–272. [2011 as in CG]
  34. Broccias, Cristiano. 2012. Oriented –ingly adjuncts in Late Modern English. In: Sauer, Hans and Gaby Waxenberger (eds.). English Historical Linguistics 2008. Selected papers from the fifteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 15), Munich, 24-30 August 2008 [CILT 324]. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 147-164. [2012 -ingly in LModE]
  35. Broccias, Cristiano. 2012. The syntax-lexicon continuum (Chapter 57). In: Nevalainen, Terttu and Elizabeth Closs Traugott (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of the History of English. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 735-747. [2012 Oxford HEL Handbook]
  36. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Cognitive Grammar. In: Trousdale, Graeme and Thomas Hoffmann (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [2013 CG]
  37. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Tying events tight: A reply to Iwata (2006). Language Sciences 38: 32-52. [2013 LS]
  38. Broccias, Cristiano. 2014. Tight metaphors vs. deadly metonymies: A further rebuttal of Iwata’s bipartite adjectival resultatives. Language Sciences 44: 40-46. [2014 LS[19th July 2014 IMPORTANT UPDATE. Unfortunately, the text, even in its published version, contains a mistake. In Section 2.3, the source domain should be (to) one’s death and the target (to) the ground and not vice versa, as wrongly claimed in the paper. Apologies for that.]
  39. Broccias, Cristiano. 2014. Watching as-clauses in Late Modern English. In: Pfenninger, Simone E., Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja, Marianne Hundt and Daniel Schreier (eds.). Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 137–161. [2014 as in LModE]
  40. Broccias, Cristiano. 2015. The relation between hypotactic integration and complementation in Cognitive Grammar. In: Höglund, Mikko, Paul Rickman, Juhani Rudanko and Jukka Havu (eds.). Perspectives on Complementation: Theory, Structure and Variation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 206-226. [2015 hypo]
  41. Broccias, Cristiano. 2015. The as-copular construction in Middle English. Filologia Germanica – Germanic Philology 7: 1-32. [2015 as in ME]
  42. Broccias, Cristiano. 2017. A radical approach to metonymy. Textus XXX.1: 185-196. [2017 Textus]
  43. Broccias, Cristiano. 2018 [expected]. Blending(,) metonymy and metaphor in simultaneous motion in multiple dimensions. In: Baicchi, Annalisa (ed.). Studies in Figurative Thought and Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [draft]
  44. Broccias, Cristiano. 2018 [expected]. Cognitive Grammar. In: Moravcsik, Edith, Kertész, András, and Rákosi Csilla, (eds.). Current Approaches to Syntax. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.


Dictionary entries

In Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (WSK) Online, section Cognitive Grammar (edited by Constanze Juchem-Grundmann with the participation of Doris Schönefeld):

  1. Broccias, Cristiano. 2012. Linguistic unit/linguistische Einheit.
  2. Broccias, Cristiano. 2012. Mental scanning/mentales Scannen.
  3. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Conceived time/Wahrgenommene Zeit.
  4. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Elaboration site/Elaborationsplatz.
  5. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Predication/Prädikation.
  6. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Progressive/Verlaufsform.
  7. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. There-construction/There-Konstruktion.
  8. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Thing/Ding.
  9. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Time-away construction/Time-away-Konstruktion.
  10. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Valence/Valenz.



  1. Broccias, Cristiano. 2002. Review of Croft, William. 2001. Radical Construction Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. LINGUIST List:  Vol-13-1516. Fri May 24 2002. ISSN: 1068-4875.
  2. Broccias, Cristiano. 2003. Review of Rosenbach, Annette. 2002. Genitive Variation in English. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-2272. Fri Aug 29 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.
  3. Broccias, Cristiano. 2004. Review of Fauconnier, Gilles and Mark Turner. 2002. The Way We Think. New York: Basic Books. Cognitive Linguistics 15-4: 575-588.
  4. Broccias, Cristiano. 2005. Review of Radden, Günter and Klaus-Uwe Panther (eds.). 2004. Studies in Linguistic Motivation. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. LINGUIST List: Vol-16-872. Tue Mar 22 2005. ISSN: 1068-4875.
  5. Broccias, Cristiano. 2005. Review of Schmiedtová, Barbara. 2004. At the Same Time… The Expression of Simultaneity in Learner Varieties. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. LINGUIST List: Vol-16-2449. Mon Aug 22 2005. ISSN: 1068-4875.
  6. Broccias, Cristiano. 2007. Review of Bertuccelli Papi, Marcella (ed.). Studies in the semantics of lexical combinatory patterns. Pisa: Pisa University Press. Folia Linguistica 41.1/2: 171-179.
  7. Broccias, Cristiano. 2012. Review of Gisborne, Nikolas. 2010. The Event Structure of Perception Verbs.Oxford: Oxford University Press. English Language and Linguistics 1: 176-183.
  8. Broccias, Cristiano. 2013. Review of Guerrero Medina, Pilar (ed.). 2011. Morphosyntactic Alternations in English: Functional and Cognitive Perspectives. Sheffield: Equinox. Review of Cognitive Linguistics1: 215-226.
  9. Broccias, Cristiano. 2016 [published online 7th May 2015]. Review of Brian MacWhinney, Andrej Malchukov, and E. Moravcsik (eds.). 2014. Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Applied Linguistics1: 136-139.