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Form and Meaning in Language, Volume III

Papers on Linguistic Theory and Constructions

This volume continues the collection of work by Charles J. Fillmore, which he started in 2003. Taken together, the work gathered in these volumes reflects Fillmore’s desire to make sense of the workings of language in a way that keeps in mind questions of language form, language use, and the conventions linking form, meaning, and practice.
Divided into four parts, the papers collected in Volume III explore the organization of linguistic knowledge; the foundations of constructing grammar; construction grammar analyses; and constructions and language in use.

330 pages | 6 x 9

Lecture Notes

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics

Table of Contents

Part 1. On the organization of linguistic knowledge
“On Generativity.”
“Innocence: A Second Idealization for Linguistics.”
“Some Thoughts on the Boundaries and Components of Linguistics.”
“The Contribution of Linguistics to Language Understanding.”
Part 2. The foundations of construction grammar
“Syntactic Intrusions and the Notion of Grammatical Constructions.”
“The Mechanisms of ‘Construction Grammar’”.
“Grammatical Construction Theory and the Familiar Dichotomies.”
“Inversion and Constructional Inheritance.”
Part 3. Construction grammar analyses
“Varieties of Conditional Sentences.”
“Epistemic Stance and Verbal Form in English Conditional Sentences.”
“Under the Circumstances (Place, Time, Manner, etc.).”
“Mini-grammars of some time-when expressions in English.”
Part 4. Constructions and language in use
“’Corpus Linguistics’ or ‘Computer-aided Armchair Linguistics’.”
“The Pragmatics of Constructions.” In Social Interaction, Social Context, and Language: Essays in Honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp, ed. by Dan Isaac Slobin, Julie Gerhardt, Amy Kyratzis & Jiansheng Guo, 53-69.
1997 -- “Corpus Analysis and Construction Grammar.”
“Border Conflicts: FrameNet Meets Construction Grammar.”

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