A Construction Grammar of the English Language

CASA – a constructionist approach to syntactic analysis

ORCID logoThomas Herbst | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
ORCID logoThomas Hoffmann | Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
ISBN 9789027214980 | EUR 115.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027214973 | EUR 36.00 | USD 47.00
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The present book provides an introduction to the linguistic model of Construction Grammar, offering a full analysis of the grammar of the English language. It covers all levels of morpho-syntactic form-meaning units: including sentence types, tense and aspect, argument structure, phrases, idioms, word and morphological constructions.
In line with its usage-based approach, all constructions are discussed using authentic corpus examples. In order to illustrate how constructions can be learnt, the book draws on authentic data from child language. Furthermore, corpus analysis is used to show which lexical items typically occur in the slots of constructions and make up their ‘collo-profile’.
A key feature of the book is that it develops a systematic method for showing how constructions combine to form actual utterances. For this purpose, so-called ‘construction grids’ are developed which contain all the constructions that make up even the most complex sentences and show points of overlap between them.
[Cognitive Linguistics in Practice, 5]  Expected November 2024.  xv, 310 pp.+ index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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