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LINGUIST List 19.2258

Wed Jul 16 2008

Books: Morphology/Linguistic Theories: Iwata

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Locative Alternation: Iwata


Message 1: Locative Alternation: Iwata
Date: 15-Jul-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Locative Alternation: Iwata
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Title: Locative Alternation
Subtitle: A lexical-constructional approach
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 6
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CAL%206

Author: Seizi Iwata
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218285 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218285 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

The aim of the present volume is two-fold: to give a coherent account of
the locative alternation in English, and to develop a constructional theory
that overcomes a number of problems in earlier constructional accounts. The
lexical-constructional account proposed here is characterized by two main
features. On the one hand, it emphasizes the need for a detailed
examination of verb meanings. On the other, it introduces lower-level
constructions such as verb-class-specific constructions and verb-specific
constructions, and makes full use of these lower-level constructions in
accounting for alternation phenomena. Rather than being a completely new
version of construction grammar, the proposed lexical-constructional
account is an automatic consequence of the basic tenet of constructional
approaches as being usage-based.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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