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Title: Linking Constructions into Functional Linguistics
Subtitle: The role of constructions in grammar
Edited By: Brian Nolan
Elke Diedrichsen
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 145

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): English
Persian, Iranian
Tepehua, Huehuetla
Tepehua, Pisaflores
Tepehua, Tlachichilco
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027271082
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
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Europe EURO 95.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027206121
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U.K. £ 80.00
Europe EURO 100.70