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LINGUIST List 21.5045

Mon Dec 13 2010

Books: Syntax: Boas (Ed)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Contrastive Studies in Construction Grammar: Boas (Ed)

Message 1: Contrastive Studies in Construction Grammar: Boas (Ed)
Date: 11-Dec-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Contrastive Studies in Construction Grammar: Boas (Ed)
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Title: Contrastive Studies in Construction Grammar
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 10

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
http://www.benjamins.com/


Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CAL%2010


Editor: Hans C. Boas

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287601 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287601 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204325 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204325 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204325 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40


Abstract:

The papers in this volume provide a contrastive application of Construction
Grammar. By referencing a well-described constructional phenomenon in
English, each paper provides a solid foundation for describing and
analyzing its constructional counterpart in another language. This approach
shows that the semantic description (including discourse-pragmatic and
functional factors) of an English construction can be regarded as a first step
towards a "tertium comparationis" that can be employed for comparing and
contrasting the formal properties of constructional counterparts in other
languages. Thus, the meaning pole of constructions should be regarded as the
primary basis for comparisons of constructions across languages - the form pole
is only secondary. This volume shows that constructions are viable descriptive
and analytical tools for cross-linguistic comparisons that make it possible to
capture both language-specific (idiosyncratic) properties as well as
cross-linguistic generalizations.



Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English (eng)

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