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Kan grammatiske konstruktioner have semantisk prosodi?

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Drawing on a soft interpretation of the construction-grammatical notion of the lexicon-syntax continuum, this paper explores whether grammatical constructions can be said to display patterns of semantic prosody and discusses ways in which constructional semantic prosody as a theoretical construct would need to defined such that two types of constructional semantic prosody are posed: inner semantic prosody, which applies to collocational fields in schematic positions in a construction, and outer semantic prosody, which applies to collocational fields in the construction's co-text. Two admittedly sketchy and exploratory empirical investigations suggest that inner semantic prosody might be a viable theoretical concept, while outer semantic prosody does not seem to be viable.
Original languageDanish
JournalNy forskning i grammatik
Issue number24
Pages (from-to)62-85
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 23 Oct 2017
EventNy Forskning i Grammatik - Københavns Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 27 Oct 201628 Oct 2016


SeminarNy Forskning i Grammatik
LocationKøbenhavns Universitet

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - construction grammar, cognitive lingustics, corpus linguistics, semantic prosody, usage-based language models, usage-based linguistics, usage-based grammar, English language, English grammar

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