Converging Grammars: Constructions in Singapore English

Converging Grammars: Constructions in Singapore English

by Debra Ziegeler


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This volume provides a much-needed, critical overview of the field of constructions and construction grammar in the context of Singapore English, and poses the question of identifying a construction in contact when the lexicon is derived from one language and the syntax from another. Case studies are illustrated in which the possibility of a 'merger'-construction is offered to resolve such problems. The book is intended for students of construction theories, variation studies, or any researcher of contact grammars

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614515715
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 06/12/2015
Series: Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] Series , #11
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Debra Ziegeler, University Sorbonne, Paris, France.

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