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Form and Meaning in Language, Volume III

Form and Meaning in Language, Volume III

Charles J. Fillmore

Edited by Pedro Gras, Jan-Ola Östman, and Jef Verschueren

This volume continues the collection of work by Charles J. Fillmore, which he started in 2003. Taken together, the work gathered in these volumes reflects Fillmore's desire to make sense of the workings of language in a way that keeps in mind questions of language form, language use, and the conventions linking form, meaning, and practice.

Divided into four parts, the papers collected in Volume III explore the organization of linguistic knowledge; the foundations of constructing grammar; construction grammar analyses; and constructions and language in use.

May 2020


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction by Pedro Gras, Jan-Ola Östman & Jef Verschueren
  • PART 1: On the Organization of Linguistic Knowledge
  • 1 On Generativity
  • 2 Innocence: A Second Idealization for Linguistics
  • 3 Some Thoughts on the Boundaries and Components of Linguistics
  • 4 The Contribution of Linguistics to Language Understanding
  • PART 2: The Foundations of Construction Grammar
  • 5 Syntactic Intrusions and the Notion of Grammatical Construction
  • 6 The Mechanisms of ‘Construction Grammar’
  • 7 Grammatical Construction Theory and the Familiar Dichotomies
  • 8 Inversion and Constructional Inheritance
  • PART 3: Constructional Analyses
  • 9 Varieties of Conditional Sentences
  • 10 Epistemic Stance and Verbal Form in English Conditional
  • 11 Under the Circumstances (Place, Time, Manner, etc.)
  • 12 Mini-grammars of some time-when Expressions in English
  • PART 4: Constructions and Language in Use
  • 13 The Pragmatics of Constructions
  • 14 ‘Corpus Linguistics’ or ‘Computer-aided Armchair Linguistics’
  • 15 Border Conflicts: FrameNet Meets Construction Grammar
  • Subject Index
  • Index of Constructions and Frames

ISBN (Paperback): 1684000564 (9781684000562)

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