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Verbs, Clauses and Constructions: Functional and Typological Approaches

This volume brings together a collection of twenty contributions which offer a diversity of methodological tools and analytical issues concerning the study of different aspects of the role of verbs, clauses and constructions in a rich variety of languages such as Present-Day English, Old English, Old Saxon, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Upper Sorbian, Latvian, Sino-Tibetan, and the Australian dialects Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra. The use of empirical data and the wide range of languages are the two main challenges addressed here. The book will serve to contribute to current literature on functional-oriented linguistics, incorporating linguistic typology, and corpus-based and contrastive perspectives.

The volume is divided into three main parts. The first brings together eight contributions centrally related to the category of the verb both from a synchronic and diachronic perspective. The second part consists of five chapters which revolve around the syntax and semantics of clauses. Finally, the seven essays in the third section explore different formal and functional aspects of the study of constructions in an assortment of languages.

Pilar Guerrero Medina is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Córdoba, Spain. Her major research interest is the analysis of English grammar from a functionalist perspective. She is editor of Morphosyntactic Alternations in English. Functional and Cognitive Perspectives (2011) and co-editor of the special issue “Derivational Morphology in Functional Discourse Grammar” of Word Structure (2018).

Roberto Torre Alonso has been a Lecturer at the University of La Rioja, Spain, since 2008. He is co-editor of Convergent Approaches to Mediaeval English Language and Literature (2012), and was editor of RÆL-Electronic Journal of Applied Linguistics and JES-Journal of English Studies.

Raquel Vea Escarza is a Lecturer in English at the University of La Rioja, Spain, where she contributes to a research project in Old English lexical semantics, verb classes, alternations and constructions. She is currently Editor of JES-Journal of English Studies.

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ISBN: 1-5275-1667-9

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-1667-0

Release Date: 7th December 2018

Pages: 463

Price: £74.99