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Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective 1 edition

Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective
Mirjam Fried

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Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective

Published 2004 by John Benjamins Publishing Company .
Written in English.

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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 o.

Table of Contents

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Title page
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1. Historical and intellectual background of Construction Grammar
1. Preamble
2. A brief history of Construction Grammar
3. Cross-language and universal potential of Construction Grammar
2. Construction Grammar
1. Preamble
2. Main features of Construction Grammar
2.1. General properties
2.2. The Case Grammar connection
3. Arguments for Construction Grammar
4. The notion grammatical construction
5. Defining Construction Grammar
6. Working in Construction Grammar
6.1. Notational and analytical conventions
6.2. Feature structures
6.3. Unification in practice
6.4. Valence
6.5. Linking
6.6. Instantiation patterns
6.7. Ordering constructions
6.8. Unification and Inheritance
6.9. External vs. internal properties
7. Construction Grammar: Outlook
3. Predicate semantics and event construal in Czech case marking
1. Introduction
2. The dative-experiencer pattern
3. The accusative-experiencer pattern
4. The accusative construction as a grammatical idiom
5. Case marking and construction grammar
5.1. Constructional representation of DC and AC
5.2. Case marking
6. Conclusions
4. Lexically (un)filled constructional schemes and construction types
1. Introduction
2. Construction types and constructional schemes
2.1. Construction types
2.2. Constructional schemes
3. Data
4. Different construction types with a shared modal function
4.1. The Bi-Clausal Conditional construction
4.2. The Integrated Evaluative Conditional construction
4.3. From conditional constructions to the deontic modal function of 'obligation'
5. The Reduced Conditional construction
6. The source of the Reduced Conditional construction
6.1. Possible source 1: Fixed idiomatic expressions
6.2. Possible source 2: The Integrated Evaluative construction
6.3. Possible source 3: The Full Bi-Clausal Conditional construction
6.4. General source: The constructional scheme
7. The larger view of the proposed framework
7.1. Other linkers in the constructional scheme of 'obligation'
7.2. Other constructional schemes
8. Conclusions
5. On the interaction of information structure and formal structure in constructions
1. Introduction
2. The Preferred-Clause construction and the R-top template
3. The Right-Detached comme-N construction
3.1. The RDCN construction and the R-TOP template
3.2. Syntax and semantics of the RDCN construction
3.3. Information structure of the RDCN construction
3.4. Summary
4. Theoretical implications
Index of constructions
The series Constructional Approaches to Language


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