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Author Hilpert, Martin, author.

Title Construction grammar and its application to English / Martin Hilpert.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 220 pages).
Series Edinburgh textbooks on the English language. Advanced
Edinburgh textbooks on the English language. Advanced.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index.
Contents Title page; copyright; Contents; List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; To readers: Why you shouldn't pick up, let alone read, this book; 1 Introducing Construction Grammar; 2 Argument structure constructions; 3 Inside the construct-i-con; 4 Constructional morphology; 5 Information packaging constructions; 6 Constructions and language processing; 7 Constructions and language acquisition; 8 Language variation and change; 9 Concluding remarks; References; Index.
Summary Construction Grammar explains how knowledge of language is organized in speakers' minds. The central and radical claim of Construction Grammar is that linguistic knowledge can be fully described as knowledge of constructions, which are defined as symbolic units that connect a linguistic form with meaning.
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Subject English language -- Grammar.
Construction grammar.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hilpert, Martin. Construction grammar and its application to English 9780748675845 (OCoLC)868378633
ISBN 9780748675869 (electronic bk.)
0748675868 (electronic bk.)
1306819679 (ebk)
9781306819671 (ebk)