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date: 27 November 2020

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This chapter examines the role of information structure in constructionist approaches. It evaluates the central notions of information structure and how these factors can be incorporated into a Construction Grammar view of mental grammar. The chapter explains that information structure is an important element of sentence grammar because it influences by which construction a particular meaning is expressed and why speakers therefore choose one construction over alternative ones in specific situations

Keywords: information structure, constructionist approaches, Construction Grammar, mental grammar, sentence grammar, meaning

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