Functionalist and Usage-based Approaches to the Study of Language

In honor of Joan L. Bybee

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| Illinois State University
| University of New Mexico
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The contributions to this volume honor Joan Bybee’s 2005 LSA Presidential address “Grammar is Usage and Usage is Grammar,” as a cumulative articulation of Professor Bybee's long and influential career in linguistics. The volume begins with a functional examination of child language acquisition of ergative languages. The next three contributions successively investigate the grammaticalization of Greek postural verbs, Spanish third person pronouns, and American Sign Language topicalization constructions. The two following papers report on usage-based phonological studies of Spanish /s/ and /d/, respectively. The book concludes with four papers that address usage-based effects concerning the grammatical status of ain’t in African American English, Spanish verbs of “becoming”, and English lexis and prefabs. This volume will be of interest to a wide audience of functional and cognitive linguistic researchers.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 192]  2018.  xxvi, 250 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
The authors’ reflections on Joan
x–xiv
Introduction
K. Aaron Smith and Dawn Nordquist
xvi–xxvi
Features of some ergative languages that impact on acquisition
Edith L. Bavin
1–15
Constructional pressures on ‘sit’ in Modern Greek
Soteria Svorou
17–58
know and understand in ASL: A usage-based study of grammaticalized topic constructions
Terry Janzen
59–87
Traces of demonstrative grammaticalization in Spanish variable subject expression: ella ‘she’ vs. él ‘he’
Rena Torres Cacoullos
89–106
The company that word-boundary sounds keep: The effect of contextual ratio frequency on word-final /s/ in a sample of Mexican Spanish
Earl K. Brown
107–125
Cumulative exposure to phonetic reducing environments marks the lexicon: Spanish /d-/ words spoken in isolation
Esther L. Brown
127–153
A usage-based account for the historical reflexes of ain’t in AAE
K. Aaron Smith
155–173
Gradient conventionalization of the Spanish expression of ‘becoming’ quedar(se) + ADJ in seven centuries
Damián Vergara Wilson
175–198
The evidence add ups: An affix shift study of prefabs
Clay Beckner
199–224
LOOK up about: Usage-based processes in lexicalization
Dawn Nordquist
225–245
About the authors
247–248
Index
249–250
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017049483 | Marc record