The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar

@inproceedings{Hoffmann2013TheOH,
  title={The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar},
  author={Thomas Hoffmann and Graeme Trousdale},
  year={2013}
}
The last decade has seen a rise in popularity in construction-based approaches to grammar. The various approaches within the rubric 'construction grammar' all see language as a network of constructions-pairings of form and meaning. Construction Grammar, as a kind of cognitive linguistics, differs significantly from mainstream generative grammar as espoused by Chomsky and his followers. Advocates of Construction Grammar see it as a psychologically plausible theory of human language. As such, it… 

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