The English Change Network: Forcing Changes Into Schemas

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Walter de Gruyter, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 408 pages

This book introduces the notion of change construction and systematically studies, within a Cognitive Grammar framework, the rich inventory of its instantiations in English, from well-known structures such as the so-called resultative construction to a variety of largely ignored types such as asymmetric resultatives, sublexical change constructions and mildly causal constructions.

 

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Contents

1
2
Chapter 2
27
Verbs of manner of motion
34
Conceptual distance
40
1
55
The change phrase
60
Chapter 3
79
Conclusion
117
Chapter 5
173
3
174
The Event Change Schema
218
Conclusion
238
The lack of object orientation
252
On indeterminacy and complexity
271
Conclusion
292
atconstructions
297

Chapter 4
119
Tight links and information retrieval
130
Lexical variation
137
Interim conclusion
161
Pesetskys 1995 paradox
323
Notes
351
References
379
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Cristiano Broccias teaches at the Universities of Genova and Pavia, Italy.

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