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Goldberg, A. E. (2003) Constructions: a new theoretical approach to language. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7(5):219--224.

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Abstract

A new theoretical approach to language has emerged in the past 10-15 years that allows linguistic observations about form-meaning pairings, known as 'constructions', to be stated directly. Constructionist approaches aim to account for the full range of facts about language, without assuming that a particular subset of the data is part of a privileged 'core'. Researchers in this field argue that unusual constructions shed light on more general issues, and can illuminate what is required for a complete account of language.
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@article{goldberg03constructions,
  author={Adele E. Goldberg},
  title={Constructions: a new theoretical approach to language},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2003},
  month={May},
  volume={7},
  number={5},
  pages={219-224},
  doi={10.1016/S1364-6613(03)00080-9},
  url={http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/amag/langev/paper/goldberg03constructions.html}
}