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Explain Me This Creativity, Competition, and the Partial Productivity of Constructions

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ISBN-10: 0691174261

ISBN-13: 9780691174266

Edition: 2019

Authors: Adele E. Goldberg

List price: $32.00
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Why our use of language is highly creative yet also constrained We use words and phrases creatively to express ourselves in ever-changing contexts, readily extending language constructions in new ways. Yet native speakers also implicitly know when a creative and easily interpretable formulation--such as "Explain me this" or "She considered to go"--doesn't sound quite right. In this incisive book, Adele Goldberg explores how these creative but constrained language skills emerge from a combination of general cognitive mechanisms and experience. Shedding critical light on an enduring linguistic paradox, Goldberg demonstrates how words and abstract constructions are generalized and constrained…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/12/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.84" long x 0.64" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English