The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar

Overview

The last decade has seen a rise in popularity in construction-based approaches to grammar. The various approaches within the rubric 'construction grammar' all see language as a network of constructions-pairings of form and meaning. Construction Grammar, as a kind of cognitive linguistics, differs significantly from mainstream generative grammar as espoused by Chomsky and his followers. Advocates of Construction Grammar see it as a psychologically plausible theory of human language. As such, it is capable of ...

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Overview

The last decade has seen a rise in popularity in construction-based approaches to grammar. The various approaches within the rubric 'construction grammar' all see language as a network of constructions-pairings of form and meaning. Construction Grammar, as a kind of cognitive linguistics, differs significantly from mainstream generative grammar as espoused by Chomsky and his followers. Advocates of Construction Grammar see it as a psychologically plausible theory of human language. As such, it is capable of providing a principled account of language acquisition, language variation and language change. Research in Construction Grammar also includes multidisciplinary cognitive studies in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics.

The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar is the first authoritative reference work solely dedicated to Construction Grammar. Divided into five sections, the book will be an invaluable resource that students and scholars alike can turn to for a comprehensive account of current work on Construction Grammar, its theoretical foundations, and its applications to and relationship with other kinds of linguistic enquiry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195396683
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/22/2013
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 606
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Hoffmann is Assistant Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Osnabrück.

Graeme Trousdale is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter Authors
I. Principles and methods
1 Construction Grammar: Introduction Thomas Hoffmann and Graeme Trousdale
2 Constructionist Approaches Adele E. Goldberg
3 The Limits of (Construction) Grammar Paul Kay
4 Usage-based Theory and Exemplar Representations of Constructions Joan L. Bybee
5 Constructions in the Parallel Architecture Ray Jackendoff
6 Data in Construction Grammar Stefan Th.Gries

II. Constructionist approaches
7 Berkeley Construction Grammar Charles Fillmore
8 Sign-based Construction Grammar Laura A. Michaelis
9 Fluid Construction Grammar Luc Steels
10 Embodied Construction Grammar Ben Bergen and Nancy Chang
11 Cognitive Grammar Cristiano Broccias
12 Radical Construction Grammar William Croft
13 Cognitive Construction Grammar Hans Boas

III. Constructicon: from morphemes to clauses and beyond
14 Morphology in Construction Grammar Geert Booij
15 Words and Idioms Stefanie Wulff
16 Collostructional Analysis Anatol Stefanowitsch
17 Abstract Phrasal and Clausal Constructions Thomas Hoffmann
18 Information Structure Jaakko Leino

IV. Acquisition and cognition
19 Construction grammar and First Language Acquisition Holger Diessel
20 Construction grammar and Second Language Acquisition Nick Ellis
21 Psycholinguistics Giulia Bencini
22 Brain Basis of Meaning, Words, Constructions and Grammar Friedemann Pulvermüller, Yury Shtyrov and Bert Capelle

IV. Language Variation and Change
23 Principles of Constructional Change Mirjam Fried
24 Construction-Based Historical-Comparative Reconstruction Jóhanna Barðdal
25 Corpus-based approaches to constructional change Martin Hilpert
26 Dialects, Discourse and Construction Grammar Jan-Ola Ostman and Graeme Trousdale
27 Constructions in Cognitive Sociolinguistics Willem Hollmann

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