Constructions Collocations Patterns by Thomas Herbst

By Thomas Herbst

This quantity, which has textbook personality, is meant to supply an in-depth advent to assorted theoretical and methodological study frameworks excited about the function of item-specific grammatical and lexical behaviour.

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Tokyo: Kaitakusha. Sinclair, John McH. 1991 Corpus, Concordance, Collocation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Stubbs, Michael 2009 Technology and phraseology: With notes on the history of corpus linguistics. ), 15–31. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins. Tomasello, Michael 2003 Constructing a Language. /London: Harvard University Press. First language learning from a usage-based approach Elena Lieven 1. Introduction First language development is based on usage: what children hear and what they want to communicate.

Similarly, Thomas Herbst’s chapter ‘The valency approach to argument structure constructions’, outlines a framework for the application of valency theory to English and shows how valency can be described in terms of a network of item-based constructions. It is argued, however, that, in the light of the enormous amount of item-specific knowledge to be accounted for, Goldberg’s (2006) theory of argument structure constructions should be complemented by a valency realization principle. To what extent lexical material and constructions interact is also shown by Anatol Stefanowitsch in the chapter entitled ‘Collostructional analysis: A case study of the English into-causative’.

Cowie, Anthony P. 2009 The earliest foreign learners’ dictionaries. In The Oxford History of English Lexicography. Volume II: Specialized Dictionaries. P. ), 385–411. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Croft, William, and David A. Cruse 2004 Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Fillmore, Charles, Paul Kay, and Catherine M. O’Connor 1988 Regularity and idiomaticity in grammatical constructions: The case of let alone. Language 64: 501–538. Firth, John Rupert 1968 Linguistic analysis as a study of meaning.

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