"The Acquisition of Constructions" is the culmination of new research into constructions of grammar in languages as diverse as Cantonese, English, French, German, Mandarin, Thai, and Tzeltal. The contributors, all noted scholars in the field of construction grammar, investigate the acquisition of constructions--that is, the consistent patterns for combining words and phrases within a language--in children, from the first and most rudimentary gesture combinations to the production of larger syntactic constructions and complex clauses. Timely and comprehensive, it will be a superb resource for scholars of syntax.
Barbara Kelly is assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. Eve V. Clark is professor of linguistics at Stanford University.
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