Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar

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Evie CoussÚ, Peter Andersson, Joel Olofsson
John Benjamins Publishing Company, May 23, 2018 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 315 pages
Grammaticalization research has increasingly highlighted the notion of constructions in the last decade. In the wake of this heightened interest, efforts have been made in grammaticalization research to more precisely articulate the largely pretheoretical notion of construction in the theoretical framework of construction grammar. As such, grammaticalization research increasingly interacts and converges with the emerging field of diachronic construction grammar. This volume brings together articles that are situated at the intersection of grammaticalization research and diachronic construction grammar. All articles share an interest in integrating insights from grammaticalization research and construction grammar in order to advance our understanding of empirical cases of grammaticalization. Constructions at various levels of abstractness are investigated, both in well-documented languages, such as Ancient Greek, Latin, Spanish, German, Norwegian and English, and in less-described languages, such as Manchu and Mongolian.


Grammaticalization meets Construction Grammar Opportunities challenges and potential incompatibilities
Three open questions in Diachronic Construction Grammar
Verb constructions
Grammaticalisation cut shortA diachronic constructional view on English posture verbs
Pseudocoordination in NorwegianDegrees of grammaticalization and constructional variants
Evaluating grammaticalization and constructional accounts The development of the inchoative construction with put verbs in Spanish
Noun constructions
Reduction or expansion? A bit of both A case study on the development of German degree modifiers
Type frequency productivity and schematicity in the evolution of the Latin secundum NP construction
Constructions at sentence level
The development of the conditional caso construction in Spanish
Constructionalization areasThe case of negation in Manchu
A Radical Construction Grammar approach to construction split in the diachrony of the spatial particles of Ancient Greek Some theoretical preliminar...

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