LINGUIST List 26.3587

Tue Aug 11 2015

Books: Diachronic Construction Grammar: Barðdal Smirnova, Sommerer, Gildea (eds.)

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Date: 04-Aug-2015
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Diachronic Construction Grammar: Barðdal Smirnova, Sommerer, Gildea (eds.)
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Title: Diachronic Construction Grammar
Series Title: Constructional Approaches to Language 18
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cal.18

Editor: Jóhanna Barðdal
Editor: Elena Smirnova
Editor: Lotte Sommerer
Editor: Spike Gildea
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268617 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268617 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268617 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204400 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204400 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204400 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Construction Grammar as a framework offers a new perspective on traditional historical questions in diachronic linguistics and language change: how do new constructions arise, how should competition in diachronic variation be accounted for, how do constructions fall into disuse, and how do constructions change in general, formally and/or semantically, and with what implications for the language system as a whole? This volume offers a broad introduction to the confluence of Construction Grammar and historical syntax, and also detailed case studies of various instances of syntactic change modeled within Construction Grammar. The volume demonstrates that Construction Grammar as a theory is particularly well suited for modeling historical changes in morphosyntax, and it also documents challenging new phenomena that require a theoretical account within any competing framework of syntactic change.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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