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Constructing Families of Constructions : Analytical Perspectives and Theoretical Challenges (Hardcover)

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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.
Number of Pages: 342
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co
Language: English
Street Date: July 26, 2017
TCIN: 52535738
UPC: 9789027246745
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-4837
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$149.00

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