A plea for explanation

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Abstract

The paper responds to Duffley's hypothesis that syntactic phenomena are explicable by the ways in which constructions are used. A model of explanation will be offered, and on this basis 'tough' constructions and the general counterfunctionality of syntax will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-229
Number of pages13
JournalManuscrito
Volume45
Issue number2
Early online date13 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Explations
  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • Tough Constructions

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