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Volume 20, Issue 1


Constructions at work or at rest?

Rens Bod
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  • *University of St Andrews, Scotland, and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Published Online: 2009-02-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/COGL.2009.006


We question whether Adele Goldberg fulfills her self-declared goal in “Constructions at Work”, i.e. to develop a usage-based theory that “can produce an open-ended number of novel utterances based on a finite amount of input”. We point out converging trends in computational linguistics that suggest formalizations of Construction Grammar. In particular, we go into recent developments in Data-Oriented Parsing, such as U-DOP and LFG-DOP, that produce an unlimited number of new utterances based on a finite number of stored form-meaning pairs.

Keywords:: computational linguistics; data-oriented parsing; U-DOP, LFG-DOP; probabilistic linguistics; language acquisition; language processing

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Received: 2007-10-23

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Published Online: 2009-02-10

Published in Print: 2009-02-01

Citation Information: Cognitive Linguistics, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 129–134, ISSN (Online) 1613-3641, ISSN (Print) 0936-5907, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/COGL.2009.006.

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