The English Change Network: Forcing Changes into Schemas

The English Change Network: Forcing Changes into Schemas

by Cristiano Broccias
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110176467

ISBN-13: 9783110176469

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This book introduces the notion of change construction and systematically studies, within a Cognitive Grammar framework, the rich inventory of its instantiations in English, from well-known structures such as the so-called resultative construction to a

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Overview

This book introduces the notion of change construction and systematically studies, within a Cognitive Grammar framework, the rich inventory of its instantiations in English, from well-known structures such as the so-called resultative construction to a variety of largely ignored types such as asymmetric resultatives, sublexical change constructions and mildly causal constructions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110176469
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR] Series, #22
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Figures and tables
Abbreviations
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Resultative constructions and change constructions27
Ch. 3Asymmetric resultatives and the change complex79
Ch. 4Motion and idiosyncrasy119
Ch. 5The Force Change Schema and the Event Change Schema173
Ch. 6The Event Force Change Schema and verb classes241
Ch. 7at-constructions297
Ch. 8Conclusion329
Notes351
References379
Sources of examples389
Index391

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