LINGUIST List 16.124

Mon Jan 17 2005

Books: Linguistic Theories: Fried, Östman (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective: Fried, Östman (Eds)

Message 1: Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective: Fried, Östman (Eds)

Date: 29-Dec-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective: Fried, Östman (Eds)

Title: Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 2

Published: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL:

Editor: Mirjam Fried, Princeton University
Editor: Jan-Ola Östman, University of Antwerp

Hardback: ISBN: 158811578X Pages: 2004. vi, 209 pp. Price: U.S. $ 114.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027218226 Pages: 2004. vi, 209 pp. Price: Europe EURO 95.00


This volume gives an easily accessible, yet comprehensive, sophisticated,
and example-rich introduction to Construction Grammar as it has been
developed from the early 1980s by Charles J. Fillmore and his associates.
It also provides a succinct account of the historical and intellectual
background of the model and shows how Construction Grammar can easily be
applied to typologically very different languages and to a variety of
language-specific phenomena. All of the contributors to the volume came out
of the Fillmorean school at UC-Berkeley and have worked consistently on
applying and further developing the model in various domains of linguistic

Table of contents

Historical and intellectual background of Construction Grammar
Jan-Ola Östman and Mirjam Fried 1

Construction Grammar: A thumbnail sketch
Mirjam Fried and Jan-Ola Östman 11

Predicate semantics and event construal in Czech case marking
Mirjam Fried 87

Lexically (un)filled constructional schemes and construction types: The
case of Japanese modal conditional constructions
Seiko Yamaguchi Fujii 121

On the interaction of information structure and formal structure in
constructions: The case of French right-detached comme-N
Knud Lambrecht 157

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Czech (CZC)
                            French (FRN)
                            Japanese (JPN)

Written In: English (ENG )

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