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Mon Jul 21 2003

Books: Cognitive Science, English: Broccias

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  1. julia.ulrich, The English Change Network: Broccias

Message 1: The English Change Network: Broccias

Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 08:31:57 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <>
Subject: The English Change Network: Broccias

Title: The English Change Network
Subtitle: Forcing Changes into Schemas
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistic Research
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter		 
Author: Cristiano Broccias, Universities of Genova and Pavia, Italy

Hardback: ISBN: 3110176467, Pages: viii, 392, Price: EURO 84.00 /
	 approx. US$ 92.00

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.


Chapter 1 Introduction
1. Two constructions
2. Cognitive Grammar
3. Preview

Chapter 2 Resultative constructions and change constructions
1. Resultative constructions and phrases
2. The billiard-ball model
3. The change phrase

Chapter 3 Asymmetric resultatives and the change complex
1. Transitivity
2. Summary
3. Impossible combinations

Chapter 4 Motion and idiosyncrasy
1. The motion scenario
2. Tight links and information retrieval
3. Lexical variation
4. Interim conclusion

Chapter 5 The Force Change Schema and the Event Change Schema
1. The Force Change Schema
2. The Event Change Schema

Chapter 6 The Event Force Change Schema and verb classes
1. The Event Force Change Schema
2. The lack of object orientation
3. On indeterminacy and complexity
4. Verb classes

Chapter 7 at-constructions
1. The conative alternation
2. The allative and ablative scenarios
3. Pesetsky's (1995) paradox

Chapter 8 Conclusion

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Lingfield(s): Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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