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This chapter discusses the Berkeley Construction Grammar (BCG), the framework through which grammatical phenomena of English were organized and described in that class. It explains the basic concepts of feature structures and unification, and introduces the valence requirements of predicating words and the devices for their satisfaction. The chapter also presents BCG analyses of various constructions, such as the Subject-Predicate construction, Head-Complement construction, and Inversion construction or Left-Isolation construction.

Keywords: Berkeley Construction Grammar, grammatical phenomena, valence requirements, Subject-Predicate construction, Head-Complement construction, Inversion construction

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