Part II. The Lexical Constructional Model: An overview

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This article reviews briefly some recent work on relationships across a spectrum of functionalist, cognitivist and constructionist approaches to language. It then goes on to chart the history of the model currently known as the Lexical Constructional Model, showing how it has developed from work in a range of earlier approaches: Dikkian Functional Grammar, Coserius Lexematics, Role and Reference Grammar, Wierzbickas Natural Semantic Metalanguage model, Meluks Meaning-Text Theory, and most recently Goldbergs version of Construction Grammar and the theory of metaphor and metonymy. The strengths of the model are then summarised, and a number of challenges for the future are discussed.


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