Conceptual Semantics

A micro-modular approach

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In this book, the micro-modular approach known as Tiernet within Conceptual Semantics is introduced. Constructions make up an important part in the approach, but in this approach constructions are considered to be exceptions, licensed links between micro-modules, one of the kinds of symbolic modules in the approach. Similar to construction grammar approaches, the micro-modular approach takes a solid interest in the ‘periphery’ and thus also studies irregular linking principles like constructions.

The book details particulars in the development of generative grammar and the relation of Conceptual Semantics to this development, and then introduces the micro-modular approach and shows its usefulness for the description of language generally by not only using examples from English, but also, and in particular, by applying the micro-modular approach of Conceptual Semantics to data from Finnish.

[Constructional Approaches to Language, 23]  2018.  xvi, 281 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xiii
Introduction
xvi
Part I. Foundations
4–33
Chapter 1. The rules of the game
4–15
Chapter 2. Towards micro-modularity
18–33
Part II. “Semantics”
38–132
Chapter 3. Argument structure and its ingredients: F-chain, argument level, thematic features, and action tier
38–81
Chapter 4. Temporal structure of situations
84–104
Chapter 5. Semantic fields and the modal tier
106–132
Part III. “Syntax”
136–262
Chapter 6. The lexicon and argument linking
136–175
Chapter 7. Complex sentences
178–212
Chapter 8. The finite sentence
214–262
Part IV. Conclusion
266–267
Chapter 9. Conclusion
266–267
Abbreviations
269–270
References
271–275
Index
Index
Footnotes
References

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