Menu
Home
Log in / Register
 
Home arrow Language & Literature arrow Extending the Scope of Construction Grammar
Source

A usage-based approach

The research presented here takes a usage-based approach to the study of grammar, assuming that knowledge of language is informed and shaped by experience of language, and that language users’ relationship with their language follows general cognitive principles; through exposure to repetition, language users identify abstract structures which they use as the basis for their own language use (see, e.g., Langacker 2000; Bybee 2006a, 2006b, 2010). These

recurring abstract structures, or constructions (or schemata), become entrenched through familiarity (Langacker 2000: 3): they combine information on form (i.e. structure) and meaning (including pragmatic information) (Rumelhart 1980: 34; Goldberg 2009: 94; Bybee 2010:76). Construction Grammar, the view that grammar consists of constructions and is informed by an individual’s experience of his or her language, is one usage-based approach. In Construction Grammar, syntax and morphology are accounted for by the same principles, differing only in relative complexity (Goldberg 2009: 95). The aspects of a usage-based, constructional approach most relevant to the phenomenon under discussion are returned to throughout section 3.

 
Source
Found a mistake? Please highlight the word and press Shift + Enter  
< Prev   CONTENTS   Next >
 
Subjects
Accounting
Business & Finance
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environment
Geography
Health
History
Language & Literature
Law
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Political science
Philosophy
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Travel