Pilar Guerrero Medina

List of John Benjamins publications for which Pilar Guerrero Medina plays a role.


This paper explores the interaction between verbal and constructional semantics in the benefactive double object construction in English. My main aim is to disentangle the semantics of the construction exploring the constructional potential of the main alternating verb classes, i.e., verbs of… read more
Guerrero Medina, Pilar 2017 Chapter 9. The English conative as a family of constructions: Towards a usage-based approachConstructing Families of Constructions: Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco José, Alba Luzondo Oyón and Paula Pérez-Sobrino (eds.), pp. 277–299 | Chapter
This chapter aims to provide a constructionist usage-based analysis of English conative expressions, arguing that a family of related constructions is required to account for the semantico-pragmatic properties of the at-frame in English. Drawing mainly on Broccias’s (2001) and Perek and Lemmens’s… read more
Guerrero Medina, Pilar 2014 A lexico-paradigmatic approach to English setting-constructionsThe Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse: Applications and implications, Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco Gonzálvez-García and Angela Downing (eds.), pp. 133–148 | Article
In this paper I will explore the relationship between constructional and verbal semantics in a two-participant construction exemplified by expressions like I broke my arm (when I fell) (Talmy 2000, 518), where the Subject is described as a mere circumstantial setting for the process (Davidse 1992,… read more
Guerrero Medina, Pilar 2009 Semantic and pragmatic constraints on the English get-passiveDeconstructing Constructions, Butler, Christopher S. and Javier Martín Arista (eds.), pp. 271–294 | Article
This article focuses on the so-called get-passive, frequently regarded as a problematic construction in the linguistic literature. It is my contention that a lexically-based approach is insufficient to account for the appropriateness of the get-passive, since pragmatic and contextual factors are… read more
Guerrero Medina, Pilar 2005 Cardinal Transitivity in foregrounded discourse: A contrastive study in English and SpanishThe Dynamics of Language Use: Functional and contrastive perspectives, Butler, Christopher S., María de los Ángeles Gómez González and Susana M. Doval-Suárez (eds.), pp. 349–369 | Article
Guerrero Medina, Pilar 1998 A prototype approach to transitivity: its implications for the FG typology of SoAsThe Structure of the Lexicon in Functional Grammar, Olbertz, Hella, Kees Hengeveld and Jesús Sánchez García (eds.), pp. 215 ff. | Article