Diachronic Construction Grammar


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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 andor 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 ...

Diachronic Construction Grammar 2015, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9789027204400

UK edition