New Benjamins journal: Constrictions and Frames
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New Benjamins journal to begin 2009: Constructions and Frames
Constructions and Frames
Kyoko Ohara, Keio University
Kiki Nikiforidou, University of Athens
Constructions and Frames is an international peer-reviewed journal
that provides a forum for construction-based approaches to language
analysis. Constructional models emphasize the role of constructions,
as conventional pairings of meaning and form, in stating
language-specific and cross-linguistic generalizations and in
accounting equally for regular and semi-regular patterns. Frame
Semantics, which has become a semantic complement of some
constructional approaches, elaborates the analysis of form-meaning
relationships by focusing on lexical semantic issues that are
relevant to grammatical structure. The preoccupation of
constructional theories with meaning allows for natural integration
of grammatical inquiry with semantic, pragmatic, and discourse
research; often coupled with corpus evidence, this orientation also
enriches current perspectives on language acquisition, language
change, and language use.
Constructions and Frames publishes articles which range from
descriptions of grammatical phenomena in different languages to
constructionally-oriented work in cognitive linguistics,
grammaticalization theory, typology, conversation analysis and
interactional linguistics, poetics, and sociolinguistics. Articles
that explore applications to or implications for related fields, such
as communication studies, computational linguistics, lexicography,
psychology, and anthropology are also invited.
The aim of the journal is to promote innovative research that extends
constructional approaches in new directions and along interdisciplinary paths.
Volume 1 (2009): 2 issues, 300 pp. EUR 140.00
Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 70.00.
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid
and ordered directly from the publisher.
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