Locative Alternation

A lexical-constructional approach

Seizi Iwata | Osaka City University
ISBN 9789027218285 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027291042 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The aim of the present volume is two-fold: to give a coherent account of the locative alternation in English, and to develop a constructional theory that overcomes a number of problems in earlier constructional accounts. The lexical-constructional account proposed here is characterized by two main features. On the one hand, it emphasizes the need for a detailed examination of verb meanings. On the other, it introduces lower-level constructions such as verb-class-specific constructions and verb-specific constructions, and makes full use of these lower-level constructions in accounting for alternation phenomena. Rather than being a completely new version of construction grammar, the proposed lexical-constructional account is an automatic consequence of the basic tenet of constructional approaches as being usage-based.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 6] 2008.  xiv, 239 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Winner of the 2009 "English Linguistics Society in Japan" Award.”
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