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Extending the Scope of Construction Grammar

Constructions all the way everywhere: Four new directions in constructionist researchFrom Construction Grammar(s) to constructionally informed linguisticsMethodological advancesConstruction morphologyConstructions in variation and changeConstructions in interactionReferencesI Methodological advancesA radically data-driven Construction Grammar: Experiments with Dutch causative constructionsThe need for objective data-driven semantic classes1Dutch causative constructionsSemantic vector spacesOriginPractical implementationDifferent definitions of ContextData and designDataDistributional classesThe objective criterion for the evaluation of classificationsResults of the classification experimentsClassification of the CausersClassification of the CauseesClassification of the Effected PredicatesCombined classes of three slotsGeneral discussion and conclusionsReferencesAutomating construction work: Data-Oriented Parsing and constructivist accounts of language acquisitionIntroductionData-Oriented ParsingData-Oriented Parsing as a constructional learnerDOP as a usage-based, constructionist modelAnalogy, acquisition and the unlearnableMeaningA U-DOP approach to learning meaningful grammarsAn experiment with artificial dataApproaching the learner: whither p-DOP?ConclusionReferencesII Construction morphologyAffixoids and constructional idiomsIntroductionAffixoids and constructional idiomsThe need for constructional idiomsDegrees of productivityReinterpretation of affixoidsAffixoids may lead to affixesReplication and borrowingEmphatic coordinationConstructional idioms for bound lexemesComplex words as bound elementsAllomorphyPhrases as bound constituents of compoundsConclusionsReferencesThe survival and use of case morphology in Modern DutchIntroductionThe purpose of this researchA usage-based approachDataCase morphology in DutchThe adnominal genitiveThe xdery fragmentThe preservation of xderyA formal account of x der уSemantic agreement in xderyMorphological agreement in xderyA formalisation of xdery(Morpho-)pragmatic aspects of the use of xDer y: obsolete case morphology as a stylistic tool in Dutch and elsewhereConclusionsReferencesIII Constructions in variation and changeDegeneracy: The maintenance of constructional networksIntroductionDegeneracyNetworks in Construction GrammarHorizontal constructional relations in syntaxThe position of finite verbs in Dutch clausesCase frames in Dutch experience predicatesSubordinationThe diachrony of horizontal constructional relationsLanguage change as a “threat” to horizontal constructional relationsCase study 1: Case frames in Dutch experience predicatesCase study 2: SubordinationConclusionsCorpora usedReferencesSocial and constructional diffusion: Relative clauses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century DutchIntroductionThe change from d- to w-relativizersBackground and hypothesesThe corpusDiachrony and social diffusionEpistolary formulae and constructional diffusionEpistolary formulae as constructionsConstructional diffusionDiscussion and conclusionsReferencesThe emergence of non-canonical degree modifiers in non-standard varieties of Dutch: A constructionalization perspectiveIntroductionFour case studiesIntroductionMassa’sDulzendEen partijTigTheoretical discussionConclusions and outlookReferencesConventional combinations in pockets of productivity: English resultatives and Dutch ditransitives expressing excessIntroductionAbsentees and occasional visitors in the English caused-motion patternThe caused-motion pattern seen as an argument structure constructionThe caused-motion pattern as a “pattern of coining” (Kay 2013)The Body Part Off Construction: a pattern distinct from the caused-motion patternSome semantic properties of the Body Part Off ConstructionOn Kudo’s (2011) pragmatic model of mental representationExcessive-semantics patterns in DutchConventionalization in the BPOC: evidence from the Corpus of Contemporary American EnglishConventionalization in the Dutch intensifying ditransitive: web-based evidenceFurther contrastive observationsDiscussionConclusionReferencesIV Constructions in interactionUnd mit der Party, wie wollen wir das organisieren? Tying constructions with the preposition mit in German talk-in-interactionIntroductionForms and functions of m/ftying+ NP in German talk-in-interactionNon-attributive m/'ftying+NPNon-attributive m/ttying+ NP in the initial peripheryNon-attributive m/ttying+ NP in the final peripheryIntegrated non-attributive m/ftying+NPAttributive m/'ftying+NPA usage-based model of m/ftying+NP as a constructionConstruction Grammar from a usage-based point of viewA construction model of m/'ftying+NPSummary and conclusionsReferencesAppositions in monologue, increments in dialogue? On appositions and apposition-like patterns in spoken German and their status as constructionsIntroduction(Interactional) Construction GrammarAppositions in GermanThe dataAnalysisAppositions in monological passages of talkAppositions in interactional passages of talkAppositions and Construction GrammarReferencesAppendix: Transcription conventions (Selting et al. 2009)Constructions as resources in interaction: Syntactically unintegrated att 'that’-clauses in spoken SwedishIntroductionData, method of analysis and theoretical points of departureThe connective att, clauses with att and previous studies of the phenomenonAff-clauses with a paraphrasing functionoff-clauses with a reasoning functionDiscussionConclusionDataReferences
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