Article published in:Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics: Volume 2
Edited by Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
[Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 2] 2004
► pp. 197–233
Constructions at the crossroads
The place of construction grammar between field and frame
Construction Grammar focuses on the meaning encoded in the syntagmatic structures of language. However, syntagmatic meaning and coding interact in a complex way with paradigmatic structures such as lexis, metonymy, and metaphor. How can Construction Grammar capture the formal and semantic structure of entrenched schematic constructions while rigorously accounting for all these parameters? Based on the analysis of the conceptual domain of ‘stealing’ in English, this study demonstrates that through combining three different approaches to linguistic structure, the study of the semantic frame, the cognitive model, and the onomasiological lexical field, we can more properly appreciate and explain lexical, metaphoric, and constructional interplay.
Keywords: construction grammar, lexical field, frame semantics, conceptual metaphor, verbs of ‘stealing’
Published online: 11 January 2005
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