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Article: The author and the text in radically usage-based diachronic construction grammar, or why historical linguists have started analysing text again

TitleThe author and the text in radically usage-based diachronic construction grammar, or why historical linguists have started analysing text again
Authors
Issue Date2019
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Co. The Journal's web site is located at http://benjamins.com/catalog/fol
Citation
Functions of Language, 2019, v. 26 n. 1, p. 56-63 How to Cite?
AbstractAs the historical morphosyntactic branch of ‘cognitive linguistics’, research in ‘diachronic construction grammar’, which concerns itself with the study and theory of the evolution of the constructional resources of languages, is often explicitly affiliated with a ‘usage-based’ perspective on language. A central concept in this model is the ‘usage event’, an ‘instance of use’ of a form-meaning pairing in a text, which in usage-based approaches to constructional change is considered to be the locus of innovation. Innovative instances of use are products of individual minds, but owing to modern (historical) linguistics’ traditional fixation with conventionalized systems there was until recently little interest in idiolectal grammars. More ‘radically’ usage-based research has now begun to surface which centrally relates innovative grammar to individual usage and which takes into account the textual context of usage events.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/268301
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2017 Impact Factor: 0.435
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.183

 

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dc.contributor.authorNoel, D-
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-18T04:22:47Z-
dc.date.available2019-03-18T04:22:47Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationFunctions of Language, 2019, v. 26 n. 1, p. 56-63-
dc.identifier.issn0929-998X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/268301-
dc.description.abstractAs the historical morphosyntactic branch of ‘cognitive linguistics’, research in ‘diachronic construction grammar’, which concerns itself with the study and theory of the evolution of the constructional resources of languages, is often explicitly affiliated with a ‘usage-based’ perspective on language. A central concept in this model is the ‘usage event’, an ‘instance of use’ of a form-meaning pairing in a text, which in usage-based approaches to constructional change is considered to be the locus of innovation. Innovative instances of use are products of individual minds, but owing to modern (historical) linguistics’ traditional fixation with conventionalized systems there was until recently little interest in idiolectal grammars. More ‘radically’ usage-based research has now begun to surface which centrally relates innovative grammar to individual usage and which takes into account the textual context of usage events.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Co. The Journal's web site is located at http://benjamins.com/catalog/fol-
dc.relation.ispartofFunctions of Language-
dc.rightsFunctions of Language. Copyright © John Benjamins Publishing Co.-
dc.rightsReaders of post-print must contact John Benjamins Publishing for further reprinting or re-use-
dc.titleThe author and the text in radically usage-based diachronic construction grammar, or why historical linguists have started analysing text again-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailNoel, D: dnoel@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityNoel, D=rp01170-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/fol.00017.noe-
dc.identifier.hkuros297164-
dc.identifier.volume26-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage56-
dc.identifier.epage63-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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