Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar
Evie Coussé | University of Gothenburg
Peter Andersson | University of Gothenburg
Joel Olofsson | University of Gothenburg
Grammaticalization research has increasingly highlighted the notion of constructions in the last decade. In the wake of this heightened interest, efforts have been made in grammaticalization research to more precisely articulate the largely pretheoretical notion of construction in the theoretical framework of construction grammar. As such, grammaticalization research increasingly interacts and converges with the emerging field of diachronic construction grammar. This volume brings together articles that are situated at the intersection of grammaticalization research and diachronic construction grammar. All articles share an interest in integrating insights from grammaticalization research and construction grammar in order to advance our understanding of empirical cases of grammaticalization. Constructions at various levels of abstractness are investigated, both in well-documented languages, such as Ancient Greek, Latin, Spanish, German, Norwegian and English, and in less-described languages, such as Manchu and Mongolian.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 21] 2018. vi, 315 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar: Opportunities, challenges and potential incompatibilitiesEvie Coussé, Peter Andersson and Joel Olofsson | pp. 3–19
Three open questions in Diachronic Construction GrammarMartin Hilpert | pp. 21–39
Grammaticalisation cut short: A diachronic constructional view on English posture verbsMégane Lesuisse and Maarten Lemmens | pp. 43–74
Pseudocoordination in Norwegian: Degrees of grammaticalization and constructional variantsTorodd Kinn | pp. 75–107
Evaluating grammaticalization and constructional accounts: The development of the inchoative construction with put verbs in SpanishRenata Enghels and Marie Comer | pp. 107–133
Reduction or expansion? A bit of both: A case study on the development of German degree modifiersJakob Neels and Stefan Hartmann | pp. 137–168
Type frequency, productivity and schematicity in the evolution of the Latin secundum NP constructionCaterina Guardamagna | pp. 169–202
Constructions at sentence level
The development of the conditional caso construction in SpanishAnton Granvik | pp. 205–239
Constructionalization areas: The case of negation in ManchuAndreas Hölzl | pp. 241–276
A Radical Construction Grammar approach to construction split in the diachrony of the spatial particles of Ancient Greek: Some theoretical preliminariesEmanuel Karlsson | pp. 277–311
Construction index | p. 312
Index | pp. 313–315
“The present volume provides a long-awaited answer to such a fair theoretical question. Martin Hilpert’s meta-theoretical reflection aims to stimulate further discussion and the ensuing articles share this common goal by discussing empirical cases of grammaticalization that put Hilpert’s theoretical questions to the test. All constructions studied in this volume are of the semi-schematic type, which is particularly relevant to the grammaticalization/construction grammar interface. The authors are to be commended for bringing to light detailed and well-argued studies. Their analyses are of interest to advanced students and scholars of both grammaticalization and construction grammar. [...] This volume is a useful contribution to the discussion of construction grammar in the context of grammaticalization and a necessary step in the direction of diachronic construction grammar (DCxG) research.”
Víctor Parra-Guinaldo, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahad University, on Linguist List 33.1464 (25 April 2022)
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Kuo, Yueh Hsin
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Rottet, Kevin J.
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Smirnova, Elena & Vanessa Stöber
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SOMMERER, LOTTE & KLAUS HOFMANN
Torres Soler, Julio & Renata Enghels
Zehentner, Eva & Elizabeth Closs Traugott
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Main BIC Subject
CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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