Constructional Approaches to English Grammar (Topics in English Linguistics)

The publication offers a chain of recent views on styles and advancements in English grammar from a constructional viewpoint. The articles are authored via new and rising specialists in English grammar, who offer a serious review of the position of structures in key components of grammatical thought, from either synchronic and diachronic views.

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Bernstein (eds. ), 199–210. Ithaca, manhattan: CLC guides. Malouf, Robert P. 2000a Verbal gerunds as combined different types in Head-Driven word constitution grammar. within the Nature and serve as of Syntactic different types, Robert Borsley (ed. ), 133–166. (Syntax and Semantics 32. ) long island: educational Press. 2000b combined different types within the Hierarchical Lexicon. (Center for the learn of Language and data. ) Stanford: CSLI guides. methods to the English gerund 31 Postal, Paul 1974 On elevating. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Pullum, Geoffrey okay. 1991 English nominal gerund words as noun words with verb-phrase heads. Linguistics 29: 763–799. Quirk, Randolph, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik 1985 A entire Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman. Ross, John Robert 1972 the class squish: Endstation Hauptwort. In Papers From the 8th neighborhood assembly of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Paul M. Peranteau, Judith N. Levi and Gloria C. Phares (eds. ), 316–328. Chicago, IL: CLS.. 1973 Nouniness. In 3 Dimensions of Linguistic examine, Osamu Fujimura (ed. ), 137-257. Tokyo: TEC corporation Ltd. Reprinted in Bas Aarts, David Denison, Evelien Keizer and Gergana Popova (2004) (eds. ) Fuzzy Grammar: A Reader. Oxford: Oxford collage Press. Schachter, Paul 1976 A nontransformational research of gerundive nominals in English. Linguistic Inquiry 7: 205–241. buildings in grammaticalization and lexicalization: facts from the historical past of a composite predicate building in English* Graeme Trousdale 1. advent fresh paintings discussing diachronic building grammar and grammaticalization (e. g. Diewald 2006; Hilpert 2007; Noël 2007; Rostila 2006; de Smet 2007; Traugott 2008a, b, drawing close; Trousdale 2007, 2008) has highlighted either insights and capability difficulties in accounting for grammaticalization phenomena inside a constructional framework. Traugott (2008a, b, approaching) and Trousdale (2008) argue that grammaticalization can contain constructional emergence at a schematic point, and especially that constructional taxonomies could shift throughout the strategy of grammaticalization: structures as one point within the taxonomy may possibly turn into extra entrenched, with elevated schematicity at larger degrees within the taxonomy. In what follows, I proceed the talk about the position of structures in grammaticalization through reading the improvement of a selected subset of composite predicate (CP) buildings within the heritage of English. The historical past of CPs in English has been completely researched by way of a few students (see, for example, the contributions in Brinton and Akimoto 1999; and likewise Brinton coming near near; Claridge 2000; IglesiasRábade 2001; Matsumoto 2000; Moralejo-Gárate 2003); even if, the actual development which I examine has now not been the topic of loads of cognizance. Composite predicates are of curiosity in grammaticalization reports for plenty of purposes, now not least of which issues the connection among grammaticalization and lexicalization.

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