LINGUIST List 16.817

Thu Mar 17 2005

Books: Cog Sci/Semantics/Syntax: Östman, Fried (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Construction Grammars: Östman, Fried (Eds)

Message 1: Construction Grammars: Östman, Fried (Eds)

Date: 16-Mar-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Construction Grammars: Östman, Fried (Eds)

Title: Construction Grammars
Subtitle: Cognitive grounding and theoretical extensions
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 3
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Jan-Ola Östman, University of Helsinki
Editor: Mirjam Fried, Princeton University
Hardback: ISBN: 1588115798 Pages: viii, 325 Price: U.S. $ 138.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027218234 Pages: viii, 325 Price: Europe EURO 115

The notion 'construction' has become indispensable in present-day
linguistics and in language studies in general. This volume extends the
traditional domain of Construction Grammar (CxG) in several directions, all
with a cognitive basis. Addressing a number of issues (such as coercion,
discourse patterning, language change), the contributions show how CxG must
be part and parcel of cognitively oriented studies of language, including
language universals. The volume also gives informative accounts of how the
notion 'construction' is developed in approaches that are conceptually
close to, and relatively compatible with, CxG: Conceptual Semantics, Word
Grammar, Cognitive Grammar, Embodied Construction Grammar, and Radical
Construction Grammar.

Table of contents

The Cognitive grounding of Constructional Grammar
Jan-Ola Östman and Mirjam Fried pp.1-13

Theoretical extensions p.15
Argument realization: The role of constructions, lexical semantics and
discourse factors
Adele E. Goldberg pp.17-43
Entity and event coercion in a symbolic theory of syntax
Laura A. Michaelis pp.45-88
Frames, profiles and constructions: Two collaborating CGs meet the Finnish
Permissive Construction
Jaakko Leino pp.89-120
Construction Discourse: A prolegomenon
Jan-Ola Östman pp.121-144

Construction Grammars p.145
Embodied Construction Grammar in simulation-based language understanding
Benjamin K. Bergen and Nancy Chang pp.147-190
Constructions in Conceptual Semantics
Urpo Nikanne pp.191-242
Constructions in Word Grammar
Jasper Holmes and Richard A. Hudson pp.243-272
Logical and typological arguments for Radical Construction Grammar
William Croft pp.273-314

Subject Index pp.315-322

Index of constructions pp.323-324

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Subject Language(s): Finnish (FIN)

Written In: English (ENG )

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