A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure
Goldberg provides a comprehensive account of the relation between verbs and constructions, offering ways to relate verb and constructional meaning, and to capture relations among constructions and generalizations over constructions. Prototypes, frame semantics, and metaphor are shown to play crucial roles. In addition, Goldberg presents specific analyses of several constructions, including the ditransitive and the resultative constructions, revealing systematic semantic generalizations.
Through a comparison with other current approaches to argument structure phenomena, this book narrows the gap between generative and cognitive theories of language.
Council of Graduate Schools: Gustav O. Arlt Award
2: The Interaction between Verbs and Constructions
3: Relations among Constructions
4: On Linking
5: Partial Productivity
6: The English Ditransitive Construction
7: The English Caused-Motion Construction
8: The English Resultative Construction
9: The Way Construction