Give Constructions across Languages

| University of Rouen-Lattice ENS/CNRS/Paris3
ISBN 9789027208422 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027260154 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This cognitive contrastive study of ten languages (Chinese, Dalabon, English, French, Spanish, Romanian, Kurdish, Khmer, Polish, Tibetan) focuses on the concept of giving from six main points of view, namely argument structure, lexical semantics and event structure, role marking in the three argument construction and in other constructions, lexicalization, grammaticalization and constructionalization of the verb from a cognitive construction grammar point of view, and central and extended meanings. It is proposed that a continuum approach to grammar and lexicon is needed in order to describe the typological and historical facts. The volume argues for a concrete and abstract transfer ‘cluster model’ involving coverage of lexical and grammatical extension or bleaching phenomena and that the semantic extensions (metaphorical and otherwise) exploit various portions of this schema. The volume is deeply anchored in the Cognitive Construction Grammar theoretical movement, and proposes analyses of constructional phenomena to illustrate a grammar to lexicon continuum, in synchrony and diachrony: language change, grammaticalization chains, constructionalization analysis, and an invariant hypothesis of giving as a basic activity in human cognition.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 29]  2021.  viii, 246 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction. Lexicalization, grammaticalization and constructionalization of the verb give across languages: A cognitive case study of language innovation
Myriam Bouveret
Part 1. Frames and extensions
Chapter 1. Metaphor meets grammar in a radial network of give verbs in Romance
Oana David
Chapter 2. Talking about giving: From experience to language in child language
Aliyah Morgenstern and Nancy Chang
Part 2. The transfer constructions
Chapter 3. The role of verb polysemy in constructional profiling: A cross-linguistic study of give in the dative alternation
Karolina Krawczak
Chapter 4. The French ditransitive transfer construction and the complementarity between the meta-predicates give, take, keep, leave : The hypothesis of a grammatical enantiosemy
Dominique Legallois
Chapter 5. Transfer and applicative constructions in Gunwinyguan languages (non-Pama-Nyungan, Australia)
Maïa Ponsonnet
Part 3. Grammaticalization, lexicalization and constructionalization issues
Chapter 6. Aoj ‘give’ in Khmer: Meaning extensions and construction types
Eric Corre
Chapter 7. The semantics of the verb give in Tibetan: The development of the transfer construction and the honorific domain
Mélac Eric and Nicolas Tournadre
Chapter 8. GEI : Towards a unified account
Linda Badan
Chapter 9. Grammar in usage and grammaticalization of dan ‘give’ constructions in Kurmanji Kurdish
Salih Akin and Myriam Bouveret
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020054319 | Marc record