Up to now, most research in Construction Grammar has focused on single languages, most notably English. This volume aims to broaden the scope of Construction Grammar towards issues in bi- and multilingualism, second language learning, and generalizations across different languages and language varieties. The contributions in this volume show that speakers entertain generalizations across their repertoire of languages, which holds important implications for a multilingual Construction Grammar.
Originally published in Constructions and Frames 6:2 (2014).
1. Introduction; 2. Reflections on Constructions across Grammars (by Hilpert, Martin); 3. On the borrowability of subject pronoun constructions in Turkish-Dutch contact (by Dogruoz, A. Seza); 4. On the universality of frames: Evidence from English-to-Japanese translation (by Hasegawa, Yoko); 5. Phonological elements and Diasystematic Construction Grammar (by Hoder, Steffen); 6. Clause combining across grammars: A contrastive analysis of L1 and L2 construal of discourse organization (by Nir, Bracha); 7. Constructional tolerance: Cross-linguistic differences in the acceptability of non-conventional uses of constructions (by Perek, Florent); 8. Constructions do not cross Languages: On cross-linguistic generalizations of constructions (by Wasserscheidt, Philipp); 9. Index