Constructions in French

| Université de Rouen
| Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
ISBN 9789027204356 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027273307 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The book Constructions in French is the first collected volume to focus on French syntax from a constructionist perspective. It has been written with two kinds of readers in mind: for readers interested in the relationship between the French linguistic tradition and cognitive linguistics, and for readers who would like to examine how constructional analysis can be applied to a variety of French language phenomena. The eleven papers illustrate the insights generated by combining lexicalist and constructionist approaches, focusing on syntax as a dynamic system and using corpus data from a variety of speech genres. The contributions provide new findings about French usage trends (in linguistics and in psycholinguistics), including insights into new, nonstandard and little studied constructions.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 13]  2012.  vi, 287 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cognitive linguistics and the notion of construction in French studies: An overview
Myriam Bouveret and Dominique Legallois
Part I. Verbal constructions
Verb typology: Between construction and lexicon
Dominique Willems
Is there a SE FAIRE V-er passive construction?
Sophie Raineri
Être une/Faire partie de : Not a piece of cake
Philippe Gréa
GIVE frames and constructions in French
Myriam Bouveret
Part II. Acquisition of verbal constructions
Constructing ‘basic’ verbal constructions: A longitudinal study of the blossoming of constructions with six frequent verbs
Aliyah Morgenstern and Christophe Parisse
L2 acquisition of verbal constructions: Expressing motion in L2 French and English
Sarah Berthaud and Stanislava Antonijević-Elliott
Part III. Semantics, pragmatics and constructions
The impersonal value of demonstrative and middle constructions
Michel Achard
“C’est de la bombe!” : Qualitative count-to-mass conversion in French copular subject-predicate constructions
Guillaume Desagulier
Le prix est (de) 15 euros : On copular constructions expressing quantification in French
Peter Lauwers
From grammaticalization to expressive constructions: The case of histoire de + inf.
Dominique Legallois
Index of constructions
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2ADF – Linguistics/French
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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