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Title
This is to count as a construction
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Abstract
This article investigates the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic properties of utterances such as This is to count as a construction. It is argued that a construction is required to capture certain semi-idiosyncratic aspects of the pattern. We call this construction the is-to construction. At the same time, its properties are motivated by relating the construction to other well-known constructions via a default inheritance hierarchy. The article also discusses a nonproductive "object-related" construction and suggests a diachronic relationship between the two. The proposal is contrasted with word-based, semantic, and purely syntactic accounts.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Folia linguistica / Linguistic Society of Europe [Amsterdam] - The Hague
Publication
The Hague : 2012
ISSN
0165-4004
Volume/pages
46:1(2012), p. 109-132
ISI
000305095900004
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 03.07.2012
Last edited 08.03.2017
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