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A Construction Grammar Approach to the Phrase
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
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2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay adopts a construction grammar approach to the linguistic pattern why don’t you. It argues that the pattern can have two different senses: an interrogative sense and a suggestive sense. Further it argues that the suggestive sense is a construction similar to the definition of a construction described by construction grammar theory.

In other words, the linguistic pattern why don’t you can have a specific underlying semantics that cannot be reached by an examination of its formal pattern.

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2009. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Construct, Construction, Construction Grammar, Idiom, Interpretation, Linguistic Pattern, Marker, Underlying Semantics
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8691OAI: diva2:175208
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2009-03-19 Created: 2004-01-01 Last updated: 2015-08-31Bibliographically approved

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