Linking Constructions into Functional Linguistics

The role of constructions in grammar

Brian Nolan | Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Dublin
Elke Diedrichsen | Google Ireland
ISBN 9789027206121 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027271082 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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There is a growing awareness of the significance of constructions in grammar in the world’s languages. To date there has not been a single volume that addresses the issues of constructions within a functional Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) account. The book is a collection of articles that will serve the scholarly community as a reference work on the role, place and significance of constructions within this functional model of grammar. As a result, this volume represents the first instance of cross-linguistic comparison of these important discourse and syntax-related phenomena. The articles cover a variety of typologically different languages including German, Irish, Spanish, French, Japanese, Yaqui, Tepehua (Totonacan), Persian, and English, and they offer new data on the role of constructions, within the RRG theory, in these languages. Further, this volume contributes towards providing a comprehensive overview of grammatical constructions which are central to our understanding of how human languages function, in a functional linguistics perspective. This scholarly work is grounded in a functionally oriented model that makes strong claims of descriptive and typological adequacy. The book will represent a valuable step forward in linguistics research as it applies the RRG theoretical framework to the analyses of constructions.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 145] 2013.  xix, 335 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Nolan, Brian
2014. Theoretical and computational considerations of linking constructions in Role and Reference Grammar. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 12:2  pp. 410 ff. DOI logo
Nolan, Brian
2014. Complex predicates and light verb constructions in Modern Irish. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 27:1  pp. 140 ff. DOI logo
Nolan, Brian
2015. Encoding transfer, let/allow and permission in Modern Irish. In Causation, Permission, and Transfer [Studies in Language Companion Series, 167],  pp. 13 ff. DOI logo
Nolan, Brian
2016. Dynamicity in the construal of complex events in Irish English and Modern Irish. English Text Construction 9:1  pp. 165 ff. DOI logo
Nolan, Brian
2017. The syntactic realisation of complex events and complex predicates in situations of Irish. In Argument Realisation in Complex Predicates and Complex Events [Studies in Language Companion Series, 180],  pp. 13 ff. DOI logo
Nolan, Brian, Elke Diederichsen & Gudrun Rawoens
2015. Introduction. In Causation, Permission, and Transfer [Studies in Language Companion Series, 167],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Nolan, Brian & Carlos Periñán-Pascual
2014. Introduction. In Language Processing and Grammars [Studies in Language Companion Series, 150],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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