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Subtítulo:Constructicon development across languages
Autores/as:Lyngfelt, Benjamin; Borin, Lars; Ohara, Kyoko; Timponi Torrent, Tiago
Año de publicación:2018
Lugar de edición:Amsterdam / Philadelphia
Editorial:John Benjamins

In constructionist theory, a constructicon is an inventory of constructions making up the full set of linguistic units in a language. In applied practice, it is a set of construction descriptions – a “dictionary of constructions”. The development of constructicons in the latter sense typically means combining principles of both construction grammar and lexicography, and is probably best characterized as a blend between the two traditions. We call this blend constructicography.


The present volume is a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of constructicography. After a general introduction follow six chapters presenting constructicon projects for English, German, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish, respectively, often in relation to a framenet of the language. In addition, there is a chapter addressing the interplay between linguistics and language technology in constructicon development, and a final chapter exploring the prospects for interlingual constructicography.


This is the first major publication devoted to constructicon development and it should be particularly relevant for those interested in construction grammar, frame semantics, lexicography, the relation between grammar and lexicon, or linguistically informed language technology.


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Temática:Lexicografía, Lexicología, Lingüística cognitiva, Lingüística de corpus, Semántica, Sintaxis
Chapter 1. Introduction: Constructicons and constructicography

Benjamin Lyngfelt




Chapter 2. The FrameNet constructicon in action

Russell Lee-Goldman and Miriam R.L. Petruck


Chapter 3. Constructicography at work: Theory meets practice in the Swedish constructicon

Benjamin Lyngfelt, Linnéa Bäckström, Lars Borin, Anna Ehrlemark and Rudolf Rydstedt


Chapter 4. Towards continuity between the lexicon and the constructicon in FrameNet Brasil

Tiago Timponi Torrent, Ely Edison da Silva Matos, Ludmila Meireles Lage, Adrieli Laviola, Tatiane da Silva Tavares, Vânia Gomes de Almeida and Natália Sigiliano


Chapter 5. Relations between frames and constructions: A proposal from the Japanese FrameNet constructicon

Kyoko Ohara


Chapter 6. A constructicon for Russian: Filling in the gaps

Laura A. Janda, Olga Lyashevskaya, Tore Nesset, Ekaterina V. Rakhilina and Francis M. Tyers


Chapter 7. Constructing a constructicon for German: Empirical, theoretical, and methodological issues

Hans C. Boas and Alexander Ziem


Chapter 8. Linguistics vs. language technology in constructicon building and use

Lars Borin, Dana Dannélls and Normunds Grūzītis


Chapter 9. Aligning constructicons across languages: A trilingual comparison between English, Swedish, and Brazilian Portuguese

Benjamin Lyngfelt, Tiago Timponi Torrent, Adrieli Laviola, Linnéa Bäckström, Anna Helga Hannesdóttir and Ely Edison da Silva Matos


General index


Index of constructions


ColecciónConstructional Approaches to Language, 22
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Fecha de publicación en Infoling:23 de agosto de 2018

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