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Brems, Lieselotte

Layering of Size and Type Noun Constructions in English

Series:Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 74

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

129,95 € / $182.00 / £97.99*

Hardcover
Publication Date:
December 2011
ISBN
978-3-11-025291-0
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Overview

Aims and Scope

On the basis of synchronic and diachronic data analysis, the volume takes a close look at the synchronic layers of binominal size noun and type noun uses (a bunch/a load of X; a sort of X; a Y type of X) and reconsiders the framework of grammaticalization in view of issues raised by the phrases under discussion. As a result, a construction grammar-approach to grammaticalization is developed which does justice to the syntagmatic lexical, or collocational, reclustering observed in the data within an eclectic cognitive-functional approach.

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Details

23 x 15.5 cm
xi, 409 pages
DE GRUYTER MOUTON
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Monograph
Keyword(s):
English/language; Historical Linguistics; Construction Grammar; Grammaticalization

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Lieselotte Brems, University of Leuven, Belgium.

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