Contrastive studies in construction grammar edited by hans c boas constructional approaches to language the series brings together research conducted within different constructional models and makes them available to scholars and students working in this and other related fields. All in all contrastive studies in construction grammar is a highly welcomed collection of studies that brings together the contrastive approach and the construction grammar approach it highlights the primary role played by the semantic functional notional pole of constructions in linguistic research and theorizing and presents cases of application of construction grammar to cross . The papers in this volume provide a contrastive application of construction grammar by referencing a well described constructional phenomenon in english each paper provides a solid foundation for describing and analyzing its constructional counterpart in another language this approach shows that the semantic description including discourse pragmatic and functioanl factors of an english . Contrastive studies in construction grammar constructional approaches to language 10 amsterdam john benjamins 2010 and constructions discussed make this book a valuable contribution to the descriptive and theoretical inventory of construction grammar the studies also demonstrate convincingly that constructions as form meaning . This volume brings together empirical construction grammar studies to i promote cross fertilization between researchers interested in constructional approaches on various languages and ii further the growing trend towards empirically rigorous research that takes seriously a commitment not only to usage based theories but also to usage
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