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Construction grammars : cognitive grounding and theoretical extensions

Construction grammars : cognitive grounding and theoretical extensions

Author: Jan-Ola Östman; Mirjam Fried
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, 2008.
Series: Constructional approaches to language, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The notion 'construction' has become indispensable in present-day linguistics and in language studies in general. Addressing a number of issues (such as coercion, discourse patterning, language  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan-Ola Östman; Mirjam Fried
ISBN: 9027218269 9789027218261 1588115798 9781588115799 9027218234 9789027218230
OCLC Number: 193178995
Description: viii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Cognitive grounding of Constructional Grammar (by Ostman, Jan-Ola); 2. Theoretical extensions; 3. Argument realization: The role of constructions, lexical semantics and discourse factors (by Goldberg, Adele E.); 4. Entity and event coercion in a symbolic theory of syntax (by Michaelis, Laura A.); 5. Frames, profiles and constructions: Two collaborating CGs meet the Finnish Permissive Construction (by Leino, Jaakko); 6. Construction Discourse: A prolegomenon (by Ostman, Jan-Ola); 7. Construction Grammars; 8. Embodied Construction Grammar in simulation-based language understanding (by Bergen, Benjamin K.); 9. Constructions in Conceptual Semantics (by Nikanne, Urpo); 10. Constructions in Word Grammar (by Holmes, Jasper); 11. Logical and typological arguments for Radical Construction Grammar (by Croft, William A.); 12. Subject Index; 13. Index of constructions
Series Title: Constructional approaches to language, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Jan-Ola Östman, Mirjam Fried.


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One of the strengths of this volume is without a doubt, the excellent overview and comparisons of the different formalisms available for construction grammarians, both unification-based formalisms Read more...

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