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Author Leino, Jaakko
Title Constructional Reorganization
Imprint Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2003
©2007
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Descript 1 online resource (164 pages)
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Note Constructional Reorganization -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Chapter 1. Grammar as a Construction Site -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Chapter by chapter overview -- 3. Main themes of the volume -- References -- Chapter 2. Resolving form-meaning discrepancies in Construction Grammar -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Syntactic properties of verbs -- 3. Form-meaning relations among abstract constructions -- 4. AHTY as an idiomatic construction -- 4.1 The relevance of verb classes -- 4.2 AHTY with Class II verbs -- 4.3 AHTY with Class I verbs -- 4.4 Partial productivity of AHTY -- 5. The architecture of (Construction) Grammar -- 6. Conclusions and outlook -- References -- Chapter 3. Language change, variability, and functional load -- 1. Overview -- 2. Constructions and language change -- 3. The empirical issue -- 4. Conditions of usage -- 5. The inception, emergence, generalization, and acceptance of a construction -- 6. The construction in relation to other constructions -- 7. The sä passive as a construction -- 8. Theoretical implications for language change -- 9. Language change in terms of constructions -- References -- Chapter 4. Precategoriality and argument structure in Late Archaic Chinese -- 1. Introduction - prerequisites for describing precategoriality in a Construction Grammar framework -- 1.1 Setting the stage -- 1.2 Outline of a Construction Grammar approach to precategoriality - Croft's conceptual space -- 1.3 Markedness in terms of pragmatics (inference of stereotype) -- 1.4 On the structure of the rest of this paper -- 2. Argument structure constructions -- 2.1 Introduction: Basic concepts -- 2.2 Intransitive verbs / Transitive verbs -- 2.3 Lexemes denoting objects and their function in the V-slot -- 2.3.1 Lexemes denoting humans and relations among humans (family or official function)
2.3.2 Lexemes denoting instruments/man-made objects -- 2.3.3 Lexemes denoting sense organs -- 2.3.4 Lexemes denoting places/buildings -- 2.3.5 Lexemes denoting first and second person -- 3. The pragmatic use of precategoriality -- 3.1 The pragmatic relation between lexicon and syntax -- 3.2 Precategoriality and the discussion of philosophical concepts -- 4. Conclusion and outlook -- List of abbreviations -- References -- Chapter 5. Variations in Japanese honorification - deviations or a change in the making? -- 1. Introduction -- 2. O-V-suru construction: Use 1 - Nonsubject honorifics -- 3. O-V-suru construction: Direction toward performative honorifics -- 3.1 Use 2: Subject Referent ≈ Speaker -- Non-Subject Referent ≈ Addressee -- 3.2 Use 3: Addressee Honorific Use (Subject Referent ≈ Addressee) -- 4. Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6. Constructing reasoning -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Syntactic composition and distribution -- 3. Functions of the connective att -- 4. Functions of för att in conversational sequences -- 4.1 Predication-complementing för att -- 4.2 Discourse-evaluating för att -- 4.3 Action-justifying för att -- 4.4 Summary of the causal constructions -- 5. Functions of så att in conversational sequences -- 6. Functions of men att in conversational sequences -- 7. Summary and conclusions -- Data -- References -- Transcription symbols and grammatical abbreviations -- Subject index -- Index of constructions -- The series Constructional Approaches to Language
The present volume consists of several novel and different applications of the Construction Grammar framework to areas such as language change, variation, and the internal organization of grammar. The book is a collection of articles which bring together the framework of Construction Grammar and the constantly changing language system. Thereby, two main questions are addressed which are of paramount interest to linguists working with the notion of grammatical construction: Where do constructions come from? And, how are the grammatical constructions in a given language organized to form the coherent whole which we refer to as "grammar"? The book connects the latest developments in grammatical theory and Construction Grammar with empirical findings and data, language-specific research traditions, and cross-language issues. It is aimed at linguists interested in Construction Grammar, constructional approaches to grammar more generally, language variation and change, and the internal architecture of grammar
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Link Print version: Leino, Jaakko Constructional Reorganization Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2003 9789027218278
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general.;Linguistic change
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