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Journal Title: Studies in Language
Volume/Issue:   36 / 3
Issue Title: Theory and data in cognitive linguistics
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. v, 258 pp.

Table of Contents


Theory and data in cognitive linguistics
Nikolas Gisborne and Willem Hollmann 463 – 476


Frequencies, probabilities, and association measures in usage-/exemplar-based linguistics: Some necessary clarifications
Stefan Th. Gries 477 – 510

Reconstructing constructional semantics: The dative subject construction in Old Norse-Icelandic, Latin, Ancient Greek, Old Russian and Old Lithuanian
Jóhanna Barðdal, Thomas Smitherman, Valgerður Bjarnadóttir, Serena Danesi, Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray 511 – 547

The historical development of the it-cleft: A comparison of two different approaches
Amanda L. Patten 548 – 575

Theory and data in diachronic Construction Grammar: The case of the what with construction
Graeme Trousdale 576 – 602

The semantics of definite expressions and the grammaticalization of THE
Nikolas Gisborne 603 – 644

Cognitive explanations, distributional evidence, and diachrony
Sonia Cristofaro 645 – 670

Word classes: Towards a more comprehensive usage-based account
Willem Hollmann 671 – 698

Smashing new results on aspectual framing: How people talk about car accidents
Teenie Matlock, David Sparks, Justin L. Matthews, Jeremy Hunter and Stephanie Huette 699 – 720
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Cognitive Science
LL Issue: 23.5228