This squib first sketches the state-of-the-art in diachronic construction grammar by tracing it back to two strands of research which it distinguishes as historical construction grammar and constructionist grammaticalization theory. It then differentiates between usage-based work in diachronic construction grammar that focuses on (frequency of) use and work that centres on knowledge. It is posited that, to arrive at truly (radically) usage-based models of change, one should separate individual knowledge, or internal systems/constructicons, from assumed-to-be-shared knowledge, or external systems/constructicons. Two us-age-based models of constructional change, “Traugott/Trousdale” and “Fischer”, are assessed against this criterion. While the former explicitly distinguishes between individual and “community” knowledge, it is judged to confuse these by assigning a central role to reanalysis/neoanalysis. The latter model revolves around the role of analogy and is less confined to a semasiological account of the linear developments dictated by an external outlook.
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2015 “A Usage-based Approach to Code-switching: The Need for Reconciling Structure and Function.” In Code-switching between Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives, ed. by Gerald Stell, and Kofi Yakpo, 19–38. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
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2003a “Mechanisms of Change in Grammaticization: The Role of Frequency.” In The Handbook of Historical Linguistics, ed. by Brian D. Joseph, and Richard D. Janda, 602–623. Oxford: Blackwell.
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2010Language, Usage and Cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2013 “Usage-based Theory and Exemplar Representations of Constructions.” In The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar, ed. by Thomas Hoffmann, and Graeme Trousdale, 49–69. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2011 “Ditransitive Verbs and the Ditransitive Construction: A Diachronic Perspective.” Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 59 (4): 387–410.
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De Smet, Hendrik
2012 “The Course of Actualization.” Language 88 (3): 601–633.
De Smet, Hendrik
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Kemmer, Suzanne, and Michael Barlow
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2008 “Borrowed Rhetorical Constructions as Starting Points for Grammaticalization.” In Constructions and Language Change, ed. by Alexander Bergs, and Gabriele Diewald, 196–230. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
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Traugott, Elizabeth Closs
2008a “ ‘All that he endeavoured to prove was …’: On the Emergence of Grammatical Constructions in Dialogic Contexts.” In Language in Flux: Dialogue Coordination, Language Variation, Change and Evolution, ed. by Robin Cooper, and Ruth Kempson, 143–177. London: Kings College Publications.
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2008a “Words and Constructions in Grammaticalization: The End of the English Impersonal Construction.” In Studies in the History of the English Language IV: Empirical and Analytical Advances in the Study of English Language Change, ed. by Susan M. Fitzmaurice, and Donka Minkova, 301–326. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
2008b “Constructions in Grammaticalization and Lexicalization: Evidence from the History of a Composite Predicate in English.” In Constructional Approaches to English Grammar, ed. by Graeme Trousdale, and Nikolas Gisborne, 33–67. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
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Van de Velde, Freek
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van Trijp, Remi
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2000 “Interpreting Usage: Construing the History of Dutch Causal Verbs.” In Usage-Based Models of Language, ed. by Michael Barlow, and Suzanne Kemmer, 261–286. Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information.
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