Constructing Families of Constructions

Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges

Alba Luzondo Oyón | National Distance Education University, Madrid
ORCID logoPaula Pérez-Sobrino | University of Birmingham
ISBN 9789027246745 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265654 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Within Construction Grammar, this volume moves away from a compartmentalized view of constructions with the aim of providing a more holistic description of grammar. Thus, the book brings together analyses that look at constructional families within the “constructicon” of such languages as English, Spanish, German, Polish, Croatian, and Hungarian. Part 1 focuses on how different analytical perspectives may be applied to comparable and/or connected constructions with a view to enhancing our understanding of their similarities, differences, and relations. Part 2 contributes to the state of the art in Construction Grammar in three ways: (i) by reconciling aspects of various constructionist analyses; (ii) by determining to what extent competing constructionist perspectives can offer more adequate approaches to specific analytical needs; and (iii) by challenging central assumptions within Construction Grammar. This book is expected to encourage further research into the anatomy of constructional families and their interrelations in all domains of constructional organization.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 58] 2017.  vii, 342 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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ONIX 2.1
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017006520 | Marc record