How Grammar Links Concepts

Verb-mediated constructions, attribution, perspectivizing

Author: Friedrich Ungerer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 902726578X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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The proposed framework of concept linking combines insights of construction grammar with those of traditional functional descriptions to explain particularly challenging but often neglected areas of English grammar such as negation, modality, adverbials and non-finite constructions. To reach this goal the idea of a unified network of constructions is replaced by the triad of verb-mediated constructions, attribution and scope-based perspectivizing, each of them understood as a syntactically effective concept-linking mechanism in its own right, but involved in interfaces with the other mechanisms. In addition, concept linking supplies a novel approach to early child language. It casts fresh light on widely accepted descriptions of early two-word utterances and verb islands in usage-based models of language acquisition and encourages a new view of children’s ‘mistakes’. Intended readership: Constructionist and cognitive linguists; linguists and psychologists interested in language acquisition; teachers and students of English grammar and grammar in general.

Grammar Links 3

Author: M. Kathleen Mahnke,CHARL NORLOFF

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618274284

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Split workbook contains chapters 1-13. Students practice all the skills learned in Grammar Links with dialogues, guided writing, error correction, and fill-in-the-blank exercises and more.

Grammar Links 2

A Theme-Based Course for Reference and Practice

Author: M. Kathleen O'Dowd

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9780395828892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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Grammar Links 1

A Theme-Based Course for Reference and Practice: Complete

Author: Linda Butler,M. Kathleen Mahnke,Janet Podnecky

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

ISBN: 9780395828847

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 409

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Appropriate for low beginning level ESL courses, the first volume in the theme-based Grammar Links series offers a communicative approach with a traditional focus on form. The text offers clear, accurate, and comprehensive grammar reference material, useful to students throughout life; a strong emphasis on the pragmatics of formal versus informal language; and ample contexualized, four-skills practice.Grammar Briefings cover the structure of the English language as well as functions and meanings.Talking the Talk boxes address pragmatic concerns about grammatical choices in written and spoken English, such as levels of formality, slang, and metaphorical usage.Grammar Hotspot boxes alert students to predictable grammar problems and explain how to avoid them.

Grammar Links

A Theme-Based Course for Reference and Practice

Author: M. Kathleen Mahnke,Linda Butler,Janet Podnecky

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618274215

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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The Grammar Links series uses a communicative, theme-based approach to help students link grammar to the real world. Students benefit from comprehensive grammar coverage, a strong emphasis on formal versus informal language, and an abundance of contextualized, four-skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) practice exercises and activities.

Grammar Links 3

Complete Edition

Author: Mahnke

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9780395828960

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Advances in Open Domain Question Answering

Author: Tomek Strzalkowski,Sanda Harabagiu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402047460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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This new Springer volume provides a comprehensive and detailed look at current approaches to automated question answering. The level of presentation is suitable for newcomers to the field as well as for professionals wishing to study this area and/or to build practical QA systems. The book can serve as a "how-to" handbook for IT practitioners and system developers. It can also be used to teach graduate courses in Computer Science, Information Science and related disciplines.

Aspectual Grammar and Past Time Reference

Author: Laura A. Michaelis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134730063

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This study presents a semantic framework for analysing all aspectual constructions in terms of the event state distinction, and describes the grammatical expression of aspectual meaning in terms of a theory of grammatical constructions. In this theory, grammatical constructions, like words, are conventionalized form-meaning pairs, which are best described not only with respect to their intrinsic semantic values, but also with respect to the functional oppositions in which they participate.