Pragmatic Aspects of Grammatical Constructions

  title={Pragmatic Aspects of Grammatical Constructions},
  author={Paul Kay},
1. Introduction. Constructions and Pragmatics What do constructional approaches to grammar have to contribute to linguistic pragmatics? A careful answer to this question would require prior specification of which approaches should properly be called 'constructional' and also what exactly is intended by 'linguistic pragmatics'. Conscientiously discharging these preparatory obligations could require a text longer than this chapter, as well as competence exceeding its author's. But a rough and… CONTINUE READING