The nature of generalization in language

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Abstract

This paper provides a concise overview of Constructions at Work (Goldberg 2006). The book aims to investigate the relevant levels of generalization in adult language, how and why generalizations are learned by children, and how to account for cross-linguistic generalizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-127
Number of pages35
JournalCognitive Linguistics
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

Keywords

  • Argument omission
  • Argument realization
  • Category induction
  • Constructionist approach
  • Information structure
  • Islands
  • Learning, categorization
  • Linking rules
  • Scope
  • Statistical preemption
  • Usage-based, argument structure constructions

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