The notion 'construction' has become indispensable in present-day linguistics and in language studies in general. This volume extends the traditional domain of Construction Grammar (CxG) in several directions, all with a cognitive basis. Addressing a number of issues (such as coercion, discourse patterning, language change), the contributions show how CxG must be part and parcel of cognitively oriented studies of language, including language universals. The volume also gives informative accounts of how the notion 'construction' is developed in approaches that are conceptually close to, and relatively compatible with, CxG: Conceptual Semantics, Word Grammar, Cognitive Grammar, Embodied Construction Grammar, and Radical Construction Grammar.
1. The Cognitive grounding of Constructional Grammar (by Ostman, Jan-Ola); 2. Theoretical extensions; 3. Argument realization: The role of constructions, lexical semantics and discourse factors (by Goldberg, Adele E.); 4. Entity and event coercion in a symbolic theory of syntax (by Michaelis, Laura A.); 5. Frames, profiles and constructions: Two collaborating CGs meet the Finnish Permissive Construction (by Leino, Jaakko); 6. Construction Discourse: A prolegomenon (by Ostman, Jan-Ola); 7. Construction Grammars; 8. Embodied Construction Grammar in simulation-based language understanding (by Bergen, Benjamin K.); 9. Constructions in Conceptual Semantics (by Nikanne, Urpo); 10. Constructions in Word Grammar (by Holmes, Jasper); 11. Logical and typological arguments for Radical Construction Grammar (by Croft, William A.); 12. Subject Index; 13. Index of constructions