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Constructions

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199290802
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741388 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0006
Constructions

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Different understandings of ‘construction’ are discussed against the background of Cognitive Grammar. The chapter addresses the feasibility of construction-based grammars vis‐à‐vis rule‐based grammars, concluding that the whole of syntax can be accommodated by means of constructions, of varying degrees of generality and scope.

Keywords: Langacker; cognitive grammar; symbolic signs; constructions; constructional idioms; collostruction; constructions or rules; rule/list fallacy; usage-based acquisition; product-oriented rules; autonomy of syntax

Chapter.  12526 words. 

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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