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Sign-Based Construction Grammar

This book offers a long-awaited unified and precise treatise on construction-based grammar. The approach to grammar presented here is the union of Berkeley Construction Grammar, as represented by the early work of Charles J. Fillmore and Paul Kay, with construction HPSG as pioneered by Ivan Sag, Carl Pollard, and others. The presentation of this theory in a detailed chapter by Sag presents the full outlines of a new approach to grammar. It reflects the confluence of two separate, although converging, traditions, and constitutes a novel synthesis.

391 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012

Lecture Notes

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics

Table of Contents


1. Introducing Sign-Based Construction Grammar
      Ivan A. Sag, Hans C. Boas, and Paul Kay
2. Making the Case for Construction Grammar
      Laura A. Michaelis
3. Sign-Based Construction Grammar: An Informal Synopsis
      Ivan A. Sag
4. The Distribution of that-Clauses in English: An SBCG Account
      Gert Webelhuth
5. Cleaning up the Big Mess: Discontinuous Dependencies and Complex Determiners
      Paul Kay and Ivan A. Sag
6. Reconstructing Syntax: Construction Grammar and the Comparative Method
      Jóhanna Barddal and Thórhallur Eythórsson
7. The FrameNet Construction
      Charles J. Fillmore, Russell R. Lee-Goldman, and Russell Rhomieux

Name Index
Construction Index
Subject Index

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