Discovering constructions by means of collostruction analysis: The English Denominative Construction

  title={Discovering constructions by means of collostruction analysis: The English Denominative Construction},
  author={Beate Hampe},
Abstract Complex-transitive argument structures have received a large amount of attention from syntacticians of both formalist and cognitive-functional orientations. To account for expressions with causative resultative meanings, construction grammar has postulated a family of argument-structure constructions whose core is constituted by the Caused-Motion Construction and the Resultative Construction, exhibiting a locative complement and a predicative complement in the form of an AjP… 

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