This volume offers a broad introduction to the confluence of construction grammar and historical syntax and also detailed case studies of various instances of syntactic change modeled within construction grammar. Construction grammar as a framework offers a new perspective on traditional historical questions in diachronic linguistics and language change how do new constructions arise how should competition in diachronic variation be accounted for how do constructions fall into disuse and how do constructions change in general formally and or . About us john benjamins publishing company is an independent family owned academic publisher headquartered in amsterdam the netherlands more. Get this from a library diachronic construction grammar jhanna bardal elena smirnova lotte sommerer spike gildea. Book summary construction grammar as a framework offers a new perspective on traditional historical questions in diachronic linguistics and language change
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