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Constructions: A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure

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Drawing on work in linguistics, language acquisition, and computer science, Adele E. Goldberg proposes that grammatical constructions play a central role in the relation between the form and meaning of simple sentences. She demonstrates that the syntactic patterns associated with simple sentences are imbued with meaning--that the constructions themselves carry meaning independently of the words in a sentence. Goldberg provides a comprehensive account of the relation between verbs and constructions, offering ways to relate ...

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Constructions: A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure
1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226300863

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