Construction after construction and its theoretical challenges


The English NPN construction, exemplified by construction after construction, is productive with five prepositions — by, for, to, after, and upon — with a variety of meanings, including succession, juxtaposition, and comparison; it also has numerous idiomatic cases. This mixture of regularity and idiosyncrasy lends itself to an account in the spirit of construction grammar, in which the..



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From N to N: The anatomy of a construction. [REVIEW]Joost Zwarts - 2013 - Linguistics and Philosophy 36 (1):65-90.

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