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Title: Constructions in French
Edited By: Myriam Bouveret
Dominican Legallois
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 13

The book Constructions in French is the first collected volume to focus on French syntax from a constructionist perspective. It has been written with two kinds of readers in mind: for readers interested in the relationship between the French linguistic tradition and cognitive linguistics, and for readers who would like to examine how constructional analysis can be applied to a variety of French language phenomena. The eleven papers illustrate the insights generated by combining lexicalist and constructionist approaches, focusing on syntax as a dynamic system and using corpus data from a variety of speech genres. The contributions provide new findings about French usage trends (in linguistics and in psycholinguistics), including insights into new, nonstandard and poorly studied constructions.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027204356
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 99.00
Europe EURO 104.94
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027273307
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 99.00