Grammatical Constructions

Back to the roots

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| Princeton University
| University of Texas at Austin
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This volume brings into focus the conceptual roots of the notion ‘grammatical construction’ as the theoretical entity that constitutes the backbone of Construction Grammar, a unique grammatical model in which grammatical constructions have the status of elementary building blocks of human language. By exploring the analytic potential and applicability of this notion, the contributions illustrate some of the fundamental concerns of constructional research. These include issues of sentence structure in a model that rejects the autonomy of syntax; the contribution of Frame Semantics in establishing the relationship between syntactic patterning and the lexical meaning of verbs; and the challenge of capturing the dynamic and variable nature of grammatical structure in a systematic way. All the authors share a commitment to studying grammar in its use, which gives the book a rich empirical dimension that draws on authentic data from typologically diverse languages.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 4]  2005.  viii, 246 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Hans C. Boas and Mirjam Fried
1–9
I. Syntactic patterning
11
1. Definite null objects in (spoken) French: A Construction-Grammar account
Knud Lambrecht and Kevin Lemoine
13–55
2. From relativization to clause-linkage: Evidence from Modern Japanese
Kyoko Ohara
57–70
3. Argument structure constructions and the argument-adjunct distinction
Paul Kay
71–98
II. Syntax and semantics of verbs
99
4. The role of verb meaning in locative alternations
Seizi Iwata
101–118
5. Verbal polysemy and Frame Semantics in Construction Grammar: Some observations on the locative alternation
Noriko Nemoto
119–136
6. A constructional approach to mimetic verbs
Natsuko Tsujimura
137–154
III. Language variation and change
155
7. Integration, grammaticization, and constructional meaning
Ronald W. Langacker
157–189
8. Constructions and variability
Jaakko Leino and Jan-Ola Östman
191–213
9. Construction Grammar as a conceptual framework for linguistic typology: A case from reference tracking
Toshio Ohori
215–237
Index
239–243
Index of constructions
245
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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