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Constructional Approaches to English Grammar.

Author: Graeme Trousdale; Nikolas Gisborne
Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2008.
Series: Topics in English Linguistics, v. 57.
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This collection of articles brings together new research from both established and emerging international experts in the study of English grammar, all of whom have engaged with the notion of 'construction' in their work. The research here is concerned with both synchrony and diachrony, with the relationship between Construction Grammar and other linguistic theories, and with a number of issues in the study of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Trousdale; Nikolas Gisborne
ISBN: 9783110199178 3110199173 1282194704 9781282194700
OCLC Number: 476196965
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter; Contents; Constructional approaches to language-particular description; Gerunds, categories and constructions; Approaches to the English gerund; Constructions in grammaticalization and lexicalization: Evidence from the history of a composite predicate construction in English; Corpus approaches to constructions; English relative clauses and Construction Grammar: A topic which preposition placement can shed light on?; Shall and shan't in contemporary English --
a case of functional condensation; Constraints on the attributive use of "predicative-only"adjectives: A reassessment.
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics, v. 57.

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This collection of articles brings together new research from both established and emerging international experts in the study of English grammar, all of whom have engaged with the notion of 'construction' in their work. The research here is concerned with both synchrony and diachrony, with the relationship between Construction Grammar and other linguistic theories, and with a number of issues in the study of grammar, such as raising and control phenomena, transitivity, relative clause structure, the syntax of gerunds, attributive and predicative uses of adjectives, modality, and grammaticaliz.

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