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Language Change, Variation, and Universals$
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Peter W. Culicover

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780198865391

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198865391.001.0001

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Constructions

Constructions

Chapter:
(p.16) 2 Constructions
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Language Change, Variation, and Universals
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Peter W. Culicover

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198865391.003.0002

This chapter sets out an approach to grammatical description in which the notions of Chapter 1 can be formally implemented. The account is a constructional one. The formalism is outlined, it is shown how it is used to account for grammatical phenomena, and its utility in describing variation and change is highlighted.

Keywords:   construction, constructional formalism, constructional variation, constructional change

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