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Title Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective
Published [Place of publication not identified] : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004
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Contents Cover -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- 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 -- Notes -- References -- 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 -- Notes -- References -- 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 -- Notes -- References -- 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 -- Notes -- References -- 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 -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Index of constructions -- The series Constructional Approaches to Language
Summary 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
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Author Fried, Mirjam, editor
Stman, Jan-Ola, editor
ISBN 1282255223
9027294968
9781282255227
9789027294968