Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 February 2006

290 Pages | 30 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199268528

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Constructions at Work

The Nature of Generalization in Language

Adele Goldberg

This book investigates the nature of generalization in language and examines how language is known by adults and acquired by children. It looks at how and why constructions are learned, the relation between their forms and functions, and how cross-linguistic and language-internal generalizations about them can be explained.