Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective

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  • Editors: Mirjam Fried1, and Jan-Ola Östman2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2004
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027294968

This volume gives an easily accessible, yet comprehensive, sophisticated, and example-rich introduction to Construction Grammar as it has been developed from the early 1980’s by Charles J. Fillmore and his associates. It also provides a succinct account of the historical and intellectual background of the model and shows how Construction Grammar can easily be applied to typologically very different languages and to a variety of language-specific phenomena. All of the contributors to the volume came out of the Fillmorean school at UC-Berkeley and have worked consistently on applying and further developing the model in various domains of linguistic analysis.The 'Thumbnail sketch' by Fried & Östman is the only extensive introduction published so far to Fillmorean Construction Grammar.

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

  • Affiliations: 1: Princeton University; 2: University of Helsinki

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