Concessive conditionals as a family of constructions
This squib sketches an approach to concessive conditionals (CCs) from the perspective of Radical Construction
Grammar (Croft 2001
). It brings earlier functional-typological work on CCs to bear on
language-particular constructionist analyses of CCs, using the notions of ‘family (of constructions)’ and ‘prototype’ as the bridge.
After suggesting how these notions can be applied to CCs under a functional-typological approach, the structure of the CC
sub-constructicon in German is discussed, and directions for future research are offered to round the squib off.
- 2.Concessive Conditionals: ‘Family’ and Family Resemblances
- 3.CCs and prototypes: A typological perspective
- 4.Concessive conditionals in the constructicon: The view from German
- 5.Concluding remarks