Berkeley Construction Grammar

TitleBerkeley Construction Grammar
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFillmore, C. J.
Other Numbers3728

This chapter discusses the Berkeley Construction Grammar (BCG), the framework through which grammatical phenomena of English were organized and described in that class. It explains the basic concepts of feature structures and unification, and introduces the valence requirements of predicating words and the devices for their satisfaction. The chapter also presents BCG analyses of various constructions, such as the Subject-Predicate construction, Head-Complement construction, and Inversion construction or Left-Isolation construction.

Bibliographic Notes

In The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar, T. Hoffman and G. Trousdale, eds., Oxford University Press

Abbreviated Authors

C. J. Fillmore

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ICSI Publication Type

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