Construction Grammar and its Application to English

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This is an introduction to Construction Grammar as a cognitive-functional theory of language, applied to the structures of English. What do speakers of English know in order to produce utterances that other speakers will understand? Construction Grammar explains how knowledge of language is organized in speakers' minds. The central and radical claim of Construction Grammar is that linguistic knowledge can be fully described as knowledge of constructions, which are defined as symbolic units that connect a linguistic form ...

Construction Grammar and its Application to English 2014, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748675852

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Construction Grammar and its Application to English 2014, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748675845

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