Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


New from Brill!

ad

Free Access 4 You

Free access to several Brill linguistics journals, such as Journal of Jewish Languages, Language Dynamics and Change, and Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.


Academic Paper


Title: Construal Operations of the English Progressive Construction
Paper URL: http://vbn.aau.dk/en/publications/construal-operations-of-the-english-progressive-construction%28b3d5f1cd-95cc-4225-99d6-5a4117fb4ac2%29.html
Author: Kim Ebensgaard Jensen
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://personprofil.aau.dk/118255?lang=en
Institution: Aalborg University
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The progressive construction has a tripartite symbolic structure in which the auxiliary verb symbolically links up with the meaning component of TENSE, the main verb with the expressed SITUATION, and the present participial realization of the main verb with the aspectual category of IMPERFECTIVITY. The present paper focuses on each of these symbolic links and their interplay, and investigates the meaning construction processes involved in the symbolic structure of the progressive construction. Drawing on Croft & Wood's (2000) model of construal operations—revised in Croft & Cruse (2004: 40–73)—the present paper provides an overview of construal operations that are likely to be at play in the construction of the aspectual and actional meaning components of the progressive construction. The discussion also involves instances of the progressive construction, which display low semantic compatibility, as the ensuing semantic coercion involves a number of construal operations that are revelatory to the meaning construction of the progressive in general.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: International Journal of Cognitive Linguistics, 1/2 (2011): 117-141
URL: http://vbn.aau.dk/en/publications/construal-operations-of-the-english-progressive-construction%28b3d5f1cd-95cc-4225-99d6-5a4117fb4ac2%29.html


Back
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page