Constructions in French

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  • Editors: Myriam Bouveret1, and Dominique Legallois2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027273307

The book <i>Constructions in French</i> is the first collected volume to focus on French syntax from a constructionist perspective. It has been written with two kinds of readers in mind: for readers interested in the relationship between the French linguistic tradition and cognitive linguistics, and for readers who would like to examine how constructional analysis can be applied to a variety of French language phenomena. The eleven papers illustrate the insights generated by combining lexicalist and constructionist approaches, focusing on syntax as a dynamic system and using corpus data from a variety of speech genres. The contributions provide new findings about French usage trends (in linguistics and in psycholinguistics), including insights into new, nonstandard and poorly studied constructions.

Subjects: Syntax; Romance linguistics; Cognition and language; Cognitive linguistics; Theoretical linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: Université de Rouen; 2: Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

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