Contrastive Studies in Construction Grammar

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| University of Texas, Austin
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The papers in this volume provide a contrastive application of Construction Grammar. By referencing a well-described constructional phenomenon in English, each paper provides a solid foundation for describing and analyzing its constructional counterpart in another language. This approach shows that the semantic description (including discourse-pragmatic and functional factors) of an English construction can be regarded as a first step towards a "tertium comparationis" that can be employed for comparing and contrasting the formal properties of constructional counterparts in other languages. Thus, the meaning pole of constructions should be regarded as the primary basis for comparisons of constructions across languages – the form pole is only secondary. This volume shows that constructions are viable descriptive and analytical tools for cross-linguistic comparisons that make it possible to capture both language-specific (idiosyncratic) properties as well as cross-linguistic generalizations.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 10]  2010.  vii, 244 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii–viii
Comparing constructions across languages
Hans C. Boas
1–20
Comparing comparatives: A corpus-based study of comparative constructions in English and Swedish
Martin Hilpert
21–42
Contrasting constructions in English and Spanish: The influence of semantic, pragmatic, and discourse factors
Francisco Gonzálvez-García
43–86
Conditional constructions in English and Russian
Olga Gurevich
87–102
Results, cases, and constructions: Argument structure constructions in English and Finnish
Jaakko Leino
103–136
A contrastive study 
of the caused-motion 
and ditransitive constructions in English and Thai: Semantic and pragmatic constraints
Napasri Timyam and Benjamin K. Bergen
137–168
On expressing measurement and comparison in English and Japanese
Yoko Hasegawa, Russell Lee-Goldman, Kyoko Ohara, Seiko Fujii and Charles J. Fillmore †
169–200
Revising Talmy’s typological classification of complex event constructions
William A. Croft, Jóhanna Barðdal, Willem B. Hollmann, Violeta Sotirova and Chiaki Taoka
201–236
Index of constructions
237–238
Index of languages
239–240
Author index
241–242
Subject index
243–244
“All in all, Contrastive Studies in Construction Grammar is a highly welcomed collection of studies that brings together the contrastive approach and the Construction Grammar approach. It highlights the primary role played by the semantic/functional/notional pole of constructions in linguistic research and theorizing, and presents cases of application of Construction Grammar to cross-linguistic investigation. This is the first book of its kind, and will be a recommended reading both for cognitive-functional linguists, typologists, students in the above fields, and scholars in related disciplines such as translatology and communication studies.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010034264