Cognitive Model types and the constructicon

  1. Alba Luzondo Oyón (UNED) 1
  2. Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (UNIRIOJA) 2
  1. 1 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid (Spain)
  2. 2 Universidad de La Rioja (Spain)
ANTARES: Letras e Humanidades

ISSN: 1984-4921

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 10

Issue: 20

Pages: 50-72

Type: Article

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DOI: 10.18226/19844921.v10.n20.04 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor
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Construction Grammar approaches assume the existence of a constructicon, i.e. a network of grammatical constructions, or the conventionalized form-meaning pairingsof a given language. However, construction grammarians generally offer analyses of constructions at one specific level of linguistic enquiry, without exploring the connections that exist with constructions belonging to other levels of description. The constructicon as a whole is thus hardly ever accounted for in a single explanatory theory or approach. Moving towards a more holistic view of language, this paper discusses the way in which a Construction Grammar model (the Lexical Constructional Model) deals with constructions of diverse nature and complexity and withparallel inferential meaning-makingmechanisms by relating bothto the common idealized cognitive model typesthatthey exploit.