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Title: The case of the missing generalizations
Contributor(s): Crain, Stephen (author); Thornton, Rosalind (author); Khlentzos, Drew M (author)
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: This review discusses several kinds of linguistic generalizations that pose a challenge for the constructionist approach to linguistic generalizations advocated by Adele Goldberg. It is difficult to see, for example, how such an account can explain the wide-ranging linguistic phenomena governed by structural properties, such as c-command, or semantic properties, such as downward entailment. We also argue against Goldberg's rejection of formal semantics in favour of an account of meaning based primarily on information structure and discourse function.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Cognitive Linguistics, 20(1), p. 145-155
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Place of Publication: Berlin, Germany
ISSN: 1613-3641
Field of Research (FOR): 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
220308 Logic
170204 Linguistic Processes (incl Speech Production and Comprehension)
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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