LINGUIST List 32.2627

Wed Aug 11 2021

Books: Corpora, Constructions, New Englishes: Laporte

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 11-Aug-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Corpora, Constructions, New Englishes: Laporte
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Title: Corpora, Constructions, New Englishes
Subtitle: A constructional and variationist approach to verb patterning
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 100
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.100

Author: Samantha Laporte
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260086 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260086 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260086 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208507 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208507 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208507 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book takes an integrated approach to the fields of Corpus Linguistics, Construction Grammar, and World Englishes through a thorough constructional and corpus-based examination of the patterning of the versatile high-frequency verb "make" in British English and New Englishes. It contributes to Construction Grammar theory by adopting a verb-based, rather than construction-based, perspective on argument structure. This allows the probing of the interface between verb-independent generalizations and item-specificity from an underexplored angle that offers new insights into the shape of the constructicon. From a variationist perspective, it seeks to (i) identify features of New Englishes and gauge whether these features exhibit traces of conventionalization, and (ii) assess whether the degree of institutionalization of the New Englishes correlates with linguistic behavior, both from a social and cognitive perspective, thereby contributing to the budding effort to integrate the cognitive and social dimensions into the modeling of linguistic variation in World Englishes.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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