Patterns, constructions and local grammar: a case study of 'evaluation'

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Patterns, constructions and local grammar : a case study of 'evaluation'. / Hunston, Susan; Su, Hang.

In: Applied Linguistics, Vol. 40, No. 4, 04.08.2019, p. 567-593.

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abstract = "This article takes as its starting point the analysis of adjective complementation patterns and sets this in the context of other studies of phraseology, especially Construction Grammar. The article proposes that a large number of meaning–pattern combinations can be identified as constructions. This endeavour assists and is assisted by the derivation of a local grammar of evaluation. The grammar is made explicit in 22 {\textquoteleft}Analyses{\textquoteright}, grouped into five main categories. It includes discussion around the process of mapping meaning on to pattern, the consideration of borderline cases, and the debate around naming of elements. This contributes to a comparison of different approaches to phraseology, and in particular to the place of Construction Grammar in relation to more output-oriented approaches. Suggestions for the application of this approach to language teaching are offered.",
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