Nodes and Networks in Diachronic Construction Grammar

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| University of Vienna
| Université de Neuchâtel
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This volume brings together ten contributions by leading experts who present their current usage-based research in Diachronic Construction Grammar. All papers contribute to the discussion of how to conceptualize constructional networks best and how to model changes in the constructicon, as for example node creation or loss, node-external reconfiguration of the network or in/decrease in productivity and schematicity. The authors discuss the theoretical status of allostructions, homostructions, constructional families and constructional paradigms. The terminological distinction between constructionalization and constructional change is revisited. It is shown how constructional competition but also general cognitive abilities like analogical thinking and schematization relate to the structure and reorganization of the constructional network. Most contributions focus on the nature of vertical and horizontal links. Finally, contributions to the volume also discuss how existing network models should be enriched or reconceptualized in order to integrate theoretical, psychological and neurological aspects missing so far.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 27]  2020.  vi, 355 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: The nature of the node and the network – Open questions in Diachronic Construction Grammar
Elena Smirnova and Lotte Sommerer
2–42
The nodes
46–103
Constructionalization and the Sorites Paradox: The emergence of the into-causative
Susanne Flach
46–67
Constructionalization, constructional competition and constructional death: Investigating the demise of Old English POSS DEM constructions
Lotte Sommerer
70–103
The links
108–274
(Re)shaping the constructional network: Modeling shifts and reorganizations in the network hierarchy
Emmeline Gyselinck
108–140
Productivity and schematicity in constructional change
Florent Perek
142–166
Constructional networks and the development of benefactive ditransitives in English
Eva Zehentner and Elizabeth Closs Traugott
168–211
Allostructions, homostructions or a constructional family?: Changes in the network of secondary predicate constructions in Middle English
Michael Percillier
214–242
Converging variations and the emergence of horizontal links: To-contraction in American English
David Lorenz
244–274
Beyond existing models
278–351
Paradigms lost – paradigms regained: Paradigms as hyper-constructions
Gabriele Diewald
278–315
Putting connections centre stage in diachronic Construction Grammar
Sara Budts and Peter Petré
318–351
Index
353
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019059074