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  • Construction Grammar in a Cross-Language Perspectiveby Mirjam Fried; Jan-Ola Östman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 143.00

    This volume gives an easily accessible, yet comprehensive, sophisticated, and example-rich introduction to Construction Grammar as it has been developed from the early 1980?s by Charles J. Fillmore and his associates. It also provides a succinct account of the historical and intellectual background of the model and shows how Construction Grammar can... more...

  • Construction Grammarsby Jan-Ola Östman; Mirjam Fried

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    The notion ?construction? has become indispensable in present-day linguistics and in language studies in general. This volume extends the traditional domain of Construction Grammar (CxG) in several directions, all with a cognitive basis. Addressing a number of issues (such as coercion, discourse patterning, language change), the contributions show... more...

  • Grammatical Constructionsby Mirjam Fried; Hans C. Boas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    This volume brings into focus the conceptual roots of the notion ?grammatical construction? as the theoretical entity that constitutes the backbone of Construction Grammar, a unique grammatical model in which grammatical constructions have the status of elementary building blocks of human language. By exploring the analytic potential and applicability... more...

  • Advances in Frame Semanticsby Mirjam Fried; Kiki Nikiforidou

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 128.00

    Construction grammarians are still quite reluctant to extend their descriptions to units beyond the sentence. However, the theoretical premises of construction grammar and frame semantics are particularly suited to cover spoken interaction from a cognitive perspective. Furthermore, as construction grammar is anchored in the cognitive linguistics paradigm... more...

  • Variation and Changeby Mirjam Fried; Jan-Ola Östman; Jef Verschueren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 59.00

    The ten volumes of the Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, cultural, interactional, or discursive angles, this sixth volume... more...

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