Seminar: Construction Grammar in Context - Details
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Semester SS 2022
Current number of participants 26
maximum number of participants 25
Entries on waiting list 9
Home institute Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft (Anglistik)
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Next date Wed , 13.07.2022 14:00 - 15:30, Room: (D 1087)
Participants Bachelor Anglistik
Lehramt Englisch
Bachelor ANIS
Pre-requisites Basismodul Introduction to Linguistics (nicht verpflichtend)
Learning organization Seminar im Modul "Grammar in Context"
Prüfungsanmeldung für das Modul ist über diese Veranstaltung möglich.
Performance record Portfolio
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Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Goldberg, Adele E. 1995. Constructions. A construction grammar approach to argument structure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Goldberg, Adele E. 2006. Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Hilpert, Martin. 2014. Construction Grammar and its Application to English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Hoffmann, Thomas & Graeme Trousdale (eds). 2016. The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
ECTS points 6 (Gesamtmodul)

Course location / Course dates

(D 1087) Wednesday: 14:00 - 15:30, weekly (14x)

Module assignments


Constructionist approaches to grammar (CxG) have expanded the Saussurean notion of the linguistic sign as a conventionalised pairing of meaning and form to apply to all levels of grammatical description. A speaker’s knowledge of a language is accordingly viewed as comprised of their knowledge about a network of constructions, i.e. form-meaning pairings at varying levels of complexity and abstraction, such as the levels of words, idioms, or syntax. In this course, we will cover CxG's main insights and arguments, discuss aspects of empirical findings, and apply some methodologies to English data. Over the course of the semester, this will give us the opportunity to explore the role of constructions in numerous fields of linguistics, including language processing, language acquisition, language variation and language change.

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The course is part of admission "ESW/ASW: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: S".
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