Constructions in Contact

Constructional perspectives on contact phenomena in Germanic languages

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| University of Texas at Austin
| Kiel University
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The last three decades have seen the emergence of Construction Grammar as a major research paradigm in linguistics. At the same time, very few researchers have taken a constructionist perspective on language contact phenomena. This volume brings together, for the first time, a broad range of original contributions providing insights into language contact phenomena from a constructionist perspective. Focusing primarily on Germanic languages, the papers in this volume demonstrate how the notion of construction can be fruitfully applied to investigate how a range of different language contact phenomena can be systematically analyzed from the perspectives of both form and meaning.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 24]  2018.  vi, 316 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Constructions in contact
5–70
Preface
1
Construction Grammar and language contact: An introduction
Hans C. Boas and Steffen Höder
5–36
Grammar is community-specific: Background and basic concepts of Diasystematic Construction Grammar
Steffen Höder
37–70
Part II. Constructional variation and change in contact
73–177
Towards a constructional analysis of the progressive aspect in Texas German
Margaret Blevins
73–113
Tense and aspect marking in (Low) German perfect constructions based on variety contact
Kathrin Weber
115–142
Distributional assimilation in constructional semantics: On contact-related semantic shifts in Afrikaans three-argument constructions
Timothy Colleman
143–177
Part III. Item-based patterns and constructional generalizations in contact
181–249
Constructions as cross-linguistic generalizations over instances: Passive patterns in contact
Jan-Ola Östman
181–210
Texas German and English word order constructions in contact
Ryan Dux
211–249
Part IV. Semantic frames in contact
253–310
A constructional account of the modal particle ‘ja’ in Texas German
Hans C. Boas
253–276
Frames change in language contact environments: A case study of schleichen (‘to sneak’) and kommen (‘to come’)
David Hünlich
277–310
Author index
311–312
Index of constructions
313
Subject index
315–316
“Language contact used to be a blind spot in Construction Grammar. This exciting volume demonstrates that it is now taking its rightful place in constructional research. The articles in this volume cover argument structure constructions, verbal inflections, split auxiliary systems, modal particles, word order, and motion verbs in languages such as Danish, Afrikaans, Swedish, Turkish, and Texas German. With its broad outlook, the volume not only pushes the boundaries of current constructional research; it also makes it relevant to researchers from other theoretical backgrounds.”
“A timely contribution from Construction Grammar to the current discussion on language contact and multilingualism. The case studies in this volume are united by a perspective on multilingualism as normalcy that brings language contact phenomena into the mainstream of linguistic analysis where they belong, thus setting a challenge one hopes will be taken up by other frameworks.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AC – Linguistics/Germanic & Scandinavian languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018032951 | Marc record