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Title: Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspective
Edited By: Mirjam Fried
Jan-Ola Östman
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CAL%202
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 2
Description:

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
analysis.


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

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Czech
French
Japanese
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 158811578X
ISBN-13: 9781588115782
Pages: 2004. vi, 209 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 128
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027218226
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 2004. vi, 209 pp.
Prices: Europe EURO 95.00