Constructions and Frames

ISSN 1876-1933 | E-ISSN 1876-1941 | Electronic edition

Constructions and Frames is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for construction-based approaches to language analysis. Constructional models emphasize the role of constructions, as conventional pairings of meaning and form, in stating language-specific and cross-linguistic generalizations and in accounting equally for regular and semi-regular patterns. Frame Semantics, which has become a semantic complement of some constructional approaches, elaborates the analysis of form-meaning relationships by focusing on lexical semantic issues that are relevant to grammatical structure. The preoccupation of constructional theories with meaning allows for natural integration of grammatical inquiry with semantic, pragmatic, and discourse research; often coupled with corpus evidence, this orientation also enriches current perspectives on language acquisition, language change, and language use.

Constructions and Frames publishes articles which range from descriptions of grammatical phenomena in different languages to constructionally-oriented work in cognitive linguistics, grammaticalization theory, typology, conversation analysis and interactional linguistics, poetics, and sociolinguistics. Articles that explore applications to or implications for related fields, such as communication studies, computational linguistics, lexicography, psychology, and anthropology are also invited.

The aim of the journal is to promote innovative research that extends constructional approaches in new directions and along interdisciplinary paths.

This journal is peer reviewed and indexed in: LB, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), MLA, Scopus
Sample issue: CF 4:1


Mirjam Fried, Charles University, Prague
Kiki Nikiforidou, University of Athens
Advisory Editor
Jan-Ola Östman, University of Helsinki
Editorial Board
Eleni Antonopoulou, University of Athens
Peter Auer, University of Freiburg
William A. Croft, University of New Mexico
Charles J. Fillmore †, University of California, Berkeley
Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven
Stefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara
Martin Hilpert, University of Neuchâtel
Eva Lehečková, Charles University, Prague
Benjamin Lyngfelt, Göteborg University
Francesca Masini, University of Bologna
Yoshiko Matsumoto, Stanford University
Kyoko Ohara, Keio University
Klaus-Uwe Panther, Nanjing Normal University & University of Hamburg
Masayoshi Shibatani, Rice University
Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Stanford University
Arie Verhagen, Leiden University

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Benjamins Subject classification

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject



Volume   Issues
Volume 5 (2013)   5:1   5:2  
Volume 4 (2012)   4:1   4:2  
Volume 3 (2011)   3:1   3:2  
Volume 2 (2010)   2:1   2:2  
Volume 1 (2009)   1:1   1:2  

Special Issues

2013. iii, 108 pp.
2013. iii, 116 pp.
2012. iii, 150 pp.
2012. iii, 101 pp.
2011. iv, 106 pp.
2011. v, 154 pp.
2010. v, 151 pp.
2010. iv, 123 pp.
2009. iv, 140 pp.
2009. 160 pp.
2010. v, 151 pp.
2011. v, 154 pp.


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