Constructional creativity in a Romance language:Valency coercion in Italian


The present contribution summarizes findings on the understudied area of Italian valency coercion – i. e. the interaction of verbs and argument structure constructions in novel and creative ways – from four different studies. It highlights their innovative character, theoretical significance, and crosslinguistic implications for Construction Grammar. The paper suggests that valency coercion resolution involve different phenomena, such as distributional properties of constructions and compatibility between verb and construction. Sociolinguistic factors such as age and diatopic variables are also suggested to be relevant.

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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Coercion,Construction grammar,Experimental linguistics,Italian,Language and Linguistics,Linguistics and Language
Publication ISSN: 1569-9676
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024 07:16
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 09:45
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-05-28
Accepted Date: 2021-01-01
Authors: Busso, Lucia (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5665-771X)



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