Explain Me This : : Creativity, Competition, and the Partial Productivity of Constructions / / Adele E. Goldberg.

Why our use of language is highly creative yet also constrainedWe use words and phrases creatively to express ourselves in ever-changing contexts, readily extending language constructions in new ways. Yet native speakers also implicitly know when a creative and easily interpretable formulation-such...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter EBOOK PACKAGE COMPLETE 2019 English
Place / Publishing House:Princeton, NJ : : Princeton University Press, , [2019]
Year of Publication:2019
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Physical Description:1 online resource (216 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Word Meanings
  • Chapter 3. Constructions as Invitations to Form Categories
  • Chapter 4. Creativity: Coverage Is Key
  • Chapter 5. Competition: Statistical Preemption
  • Chapter 6. Age and Accessibility Effects
  • Chapter 7. The Roads Not Taken
  • Chapter 8. Where We Are and What Lies Ahead
  • References
  • Index