Carla Vergaro

List of John Benjamins publications for which Carla Vergaro plays a role.



Cognitive Perspectives on Genre

Edited by Carla Vergaro

Special issue of Pragmatics & Cognition 25:3 (2018) v, 214 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Discourse studies | Philosophy | Pragmatics


In this study I focus on the complementation patterns of commissive shell nouns in Ghanaian English (GhE). Commissive shell nouns are a type of illocutionary shell noun, i.e. a noun that encapsulates a content that is usually expressed in a complement or even separate clause or sentence thereby… read more
Vergaro, Carla 2018 Introduction: Cognitive perspectives on genreCognitive Perspectives on Genre, Vergaro, Carla (ed.), pp. 417–429 | Introduction
The purpose of this paper is to apply the Entrenchment-and-Conventionalization Model (EC-Model hereafter; see Schmid 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; Schmid & Mantlik 2015) of language knowledge to genre, with the aim of showing how a unified theory of the relation between usage and linguistic… read more
There is a widespread assumption in Construction Grammar (but also before and elsewhere) that the meanings of verbs correlate with or even determine their complementation forms and patterns. There is much less research on noun complementation, however, although this category is even more… read more