The English Change Network: Forcing Changes Into Schemas

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Walter de Gruyter, 2003 - 408 pages

This book introduces the notion of change construction and systematically studies, within a Cognitive Grammar framework, the rich inventory of its instantiations in English, from well-known structures such as the so-called resultative construction to a variety of largely ignored types such as asymmetric resultatives, sublexical change constructions and mildly causal constructions.

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Contents

Chapter
1
1
21
2
27
3
33
3
44
The change phrase
60
Chapter 3
79
Conclusion
117
Chapter 2
173
The Event Change Schema
218
Conclusion
238
The lack of object orientation
252
On indeterminacy and complexity
271
Conclusion
292
atconstructions
297
Pesetskys 1995 paradox
323

Chapter 4
119
Tight links and information retrieval
130
Lexical variation
137
Interim conclusion
161
Notes
351
References
379
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Cristiano Broccias teaches at the Universities of Genova and Pavia, Italy.

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