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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Title: Constructions in Cognitive Linguistics
Edited By: Ad Foolen
Frederike Van Der Leek
Description:

This volume contains selected papers from the 5th ICLC, Amsterdam 1997. The papers present cognitive analyses of a variety of constructions (phrasal verbs, prepositional phrases, transitivity, accusative versus dative objects, possessives, gerunds, passives, causatives, conditionals), in a variety of languages (English, German, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Thai, Fijian). Besides analyses of 'objective construal', the volume reflects the increasing interest in subjectivity (grounding and speaker involvement). It also includes, lastly, contributions on the acquisition and agrammatic loss of constructions.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Fijian
German
Greek, Modern
Hebrew
Japanese
Polish
Thai
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