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.
The course is part of admission "ESW/ASW: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: S".
The following rules apply for the admission:
This setting is active from 01.03.2021 08:00 to 05.04.2021 20:00. Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 07.04.2021 on 08:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
The enrolment is possible from 01.03.2021, 08:00 to 05.04.2021, 20:00.