Constructional analysis

Prosody concord: new approach to semantic prosody analysis

Tang & Liu (2018) Semantic prosody and semantic prosody analysis Definition of semantic prosody As basic linguistic forms, words certainly have evaluative meanings; Some words (with evaluative polarities expressed) have inbuilt and inherent evaluative meanings; All the types of modality are associated with evaluative meanings; Some other words possess implicit evaluative meanings, which can be identified through semantic prosody analysis Semantic prosody analysis (SPA) Two conventional approaches to semantic prosody analysis

Covarying collexeme analysis

(Stefanowitsch & Gries 2005) What is CA? (See note in Collostructional Analysis.txt) * Theoretical prerequisites * Methodological prerequisites Why do we need CCA? Little attention is paid to possible interactions between (sets of) lexemes occurring in two (or more) slots of the same construction What is CCA? Aim: to identify the association strength between pairs of lexical items occurring in two different slots of the same construction; to wit, looking

Collostructional analysis

Theoretical framework Under the framework of Construction Grammar (Goldberg 1995): grammatical constructions are pairings of forms and meanings grammatical constructions have various degrees of complexity and schematicity: morphemes->words->partially lexically filled idioms->clause-level argument structure constructions Methodological framework Quantitative corpus linguistics Linguistic data from corpus Exhaustive retrieval of target linguistic phenomenon Strict quantification + statistical evaluation Three methods of CA collexeme analysis (Stefanowitsch & Gries 2003): identify the interactive relation between a particular construction © and lexemes occurring in a given slot of C; investigate which lexemes are strongly attracted or repelled by a particular slot in the construction.

Collostructional analysis

Theoretical framework Under the framework of Construction Grammar (Goldberg 1995): grammatical constructions are pairings of forms and meanings grammatical constructions have various degrees of complexity and schematicity: morphemes->words->partially lexically filled idioms->clause-level argument structure constructions Methodological framework Quantitative corpus linguistics Linguistic data from corpus Exhaustive retrieval of target linguistic phenomenon Strict quantification + statistical evaluation Three methods of CA collexeme analysis (Stefanowitsch & Gries 2003): identify the interactive relation between a particular construction © and lexemes occurring in a given slot of C; investigate which lexemes are strongly attracted or repelled by a particular slot in the construction.