Sentence Patterns in English and Hebrew (Constructional Approaches to Language 12)

Sentence Patterns in English and Hebrew (Constructional Approaches to Language 12)

By: Ron Kuzar (author)Hardback

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Sentence Patterns in English and Hebrew offers an innovative perspective on sentential syntax, in which sentence patterns are introduced as constructions within the general framework of Construction Grammar. Drawing on naturally occurring data collected from the Internet, the study challenges the prevailing view of predication as the sole mechanism of sentence formation, and introduces the idea of patterning as a complementary, sometimes even alternative mechanism. Major sentence patterns of English and Hebrew are systematically presented, targeting both their form and their function. A contrastive analysis of the sentence patterns in these two languages results in postulating a typological group, in which cognitive motivations are shown to account for both similarities and differences within the typology. Sentence Patterns in English and Hebrew will appeal to scholars of constructional approaches, cognitive linguistics, typology, syntax, as well as anyone interested in English and Hebrew.


1. Acknowledgements; 2. Preface; 3. Chapter 1. Introduction: Justifying sentence patterns; 4. Chapter 2. Subject initial sentence patterns; 5. Chapter 3. Predicate initial sentence patterns; 6. Chapter 4. A field of sentence patterns; 7. Chapter 5. The conceptual category of existence; 8. Chapter 6. The conceptual category of evaluation; 9. Chapter 7. The conceptual category of environmental conditions; 10. Chapter 8. Situation types and information structure; 11. Chapter 9. Non-canonical expletive behavior; 12. Chapter 10. Patterning revisited; 13. Chapter 11. Noun incorporation; 14. Chapter 12. Conclusion; 15. References; 16. Index of constructions; 17. Author index; 18. Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027204349
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9789027204349
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 9027204349

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