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LINGUIST List 25.69

Wed Jan 08 2014

Books: Linking Constructions into Functional Linguistics: Nolan, Diedrichsen (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Jan-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Linking Constructions into Functional Linguistics: Nolan, Diedrichsen (Eds)
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Title: Linking Constructions into Functional Linguistics
Subtitle: The role of constructions in grammar
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 145
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.145

Editor: Brian Nolan
Editor: Elke Diedrichsen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271082 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271082 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271082 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206121 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206121 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206121 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

There is a growing awareness of the significance of constructions in grammar in the world’s languages. To date there has not been a single volume that addresses the issues of constructions within a functional Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) account. The book is a collection of articles that will serve the scholarly community as a reference work on the role, place and significance of constructions within this functional model of grammar. As a result, this volume represents the first instance of cross-linguistic comparison of these important discourse and syntax-related phenomena. The articles cover a variety of typologically different languages including German, Irish, Spanish, French, Japanese, Yaqui, Tepehua (Totonacan), Persian, and English, and they offer new data on the role of constructions, within the RRG theory, in these languages. Further, this volume contributes towards providing a comprehensive overview of grammatical constructions which are central to our understanding of how human languages function, in a functional linguistics perspective. This scholarly work is grounded in a functionally oriented model that makes strong claims of descriptive and typological adequacy. The book will represent a valuable step forward in linguistics research as it applies the RRG theoretical framework to the analyses of constructions.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Irish (gle)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Persian, Iranian (pes)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Tepehua, Huehuetla (tee)
                            Tepehua, Pisaflores (tpp)
                            Tepehua, Tlachichilco (tpt)
                            Yaqui (yaq)

Written In: English (eng)

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=69116


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