Constructing Families of Constructions

Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges

| National Distance Education University, Madrid
| University of Birmingham
ISBN 9789027246745 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265654 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Within Construction Grammar, this volume moves away from a compartmentalized view of constructions with the aim of providing a more holistic description of grammar. Thus, the book brings together analyses that look at constructional families within the “constructicon” of such languages as English, Spanish, German, Polish, Croatian, and Hungarian. Part 1 focuses on how different analytical perspectives may be applied to comparable and/or connected constructions with a view to enhancing our understanding of their similarities, differences, and relations. Part 2 contributes to the state of the art in Construction Grammar in three ways: (i) by reconciling aspects of various constructionist analyses; (ii) by determining to what extent competing constructionist perspectives can offer more adequate approaches to specific analytical needs; and (iii) by challenging central assumptions within Construction Grammar. This book is expected to encourage further research into the anatomy of constructional families and their interrelations in all domains of constructional organization.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 58]  2017.  vii, 342 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Investigating the constructicon
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Alba Luzondo Oyón and Paula Pérez-Sobrino
Part I. Analytical perspectives on grammatical constructions
Chapter 1. The role of verbs and verb classes in identifying German search-constructions
Kristel Proost
Chapter 2. Embodied motivations for abstract in and on constructions
Marlene Johansson Falck
Chapter 3. Doing Tsukahara and the Epley in a cross-linguistic perspective
Rita Brdar-Szabó and Mario Brdar
Chapter 4. The role of inferencing in the interpretation of two expressive speech act constructions
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
Chapter 5. Exploring inter-constructional relations in the constructicon: A view from Contrastive (Cognitive) Construction Grammar
Francisco Gonzálvez-García
Part II. From applications to theory and back
Chapter 6. Revisiting the English resultative family of constructions: A unifying account
María Sandra Peña Cervel
Chapter 7. The family of German dative constructions
Sabine De Knop and Fabio Mollica
Chapter 8. Motivation behind the extended senses of the Polish ditransitive construction
Joanna Paszenda
Chapter 9. The English conative as a family of constructions: Towards a usage-based approach
Pilar Guerrero Medina
Chapter 10. Multimodal constructional resemblance: The case of English circular motion constructions
Elisabeth Zima
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017006520 | Marc record