Linking Constructions into Functional Linguistics

The role of constructions in grammar

| Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Dublin
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ISBN 9789027206121 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027271082 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
There is a growing awareness of the significance of constructions in grammar in the world’s languages. To date there has not been a single volume that addresses the issues of constructions within a functional Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) account. The book is a collection of articles that will serve the scholarly community as a reference work on the role, place and significance of constructions within this functional model of grammar. As a result, this volume represents the first instance of cross-linguistic comparison of these important discourse and syntax-related phenomena. The articles cover a variety of typologically different languages including German, Irish, Spanish, French, Japanese, Yaqui, Tepehua (Totonacan), Persian, and English, and they offer new data on the role of constructions, within the RRG theory, in these languages. Further, this volume contributes towards providing a comprehensive overview of grammatical constructions which are central to our understanding of how human languages function, in a functional linguistics perspective. This scholarly work is grounded in a functionally oriented model that makes strong claims of descriptive and typological adequacy. The book will represent a valuable step forward in linguistics research as it applies the RRG theoretical framework to the analyses of constructions.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 145]  2013.  xix, 335 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Brian Nolan and Elke Diedrichsen
Controller-controllee relations in purposive constructions: A construction-based account
Lilián Guerrero
Transitivity, constructions, and the projection of argument structure in RRG
James K. Watters
Constructions in RRG: A case study of mimetic verbs in Japanese
Kiyoko Toratani
A constructional perspective on clefting in Persian: An insight into differentiating between emphatic and deictic in
Farhad Moezzipour
Radical Role and Reference Grammar (RRRG): A sketch for remodelling the Syntax-Semantics-Interface
Rolf Kailuweit
Constructions as grammatical objects: A case study of the prepositional ditransitive construction in Modern Irish
Brian Nolan
Constructions in Role and Reference Grammar: The case of the English resultative
Rocío Jiménez Briones and Alba Luzondo Oyón
Towards a model of constructional meaning for natural language understanding
Carlos Periñán-Pascual
Meaning construction, meaning interpretation and formal expression in the Lexical Constructional Model
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
Constructions in the Lexical Constructional Model
Christopher S. Butler
From idioms to sentence structures and beyond: The theoretical scope of the concept "Construction"
Elke Diedrichsen
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2014.  In Exploring Functional-Cognitive Space [Studies in Language Companion Series, 157], Crossref logo
Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco Gonzálvez-García & Angela Downing
2014.  In Theory and Practice in Functional-Cognitive Space [Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics, 68],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Moezipour, Farhad
2015.  In Causation, Permission, and Transfer [Studies in Language Companion Series, 167],  pp. 463 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian
2014.  In Language Processing and Grammars [Studies in Language Companion Series, 150],  pp. 143 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian
2014. Complex predicates and light verb constructions in Modern Irish. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 27:1  pp. 140 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian
2014. Theoretical and computational considerations of linking constructions in Role and Reference Grammar. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 12:2  pp. 410 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian
2015.  In Causation, Permission, and Transfer [Studies in Language Companion Series, 167],  pp. 13 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian
2016. Dynamicity in the construal of complex events in Irish English and Modern Irish. English Text Construction 9:1  pp. 165 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian
2017.  In Argument Realisation in Complex Predicates and Complex Events [Studies in Language Companion Series, 180],  pp. 13 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian, Elke Diederichsen & Gudrun Rawoens
2015.  In Causation, Permission, and Transfer [Studies in Language Companion Series, 167],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian & Carlos Periñán-Pascual
2014.  In Language Processing and Grammars [Studies in Language Companion Series, 150],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013033885 | Marc record