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Francisco Gonzálvez-García, University of Almeria, Spain

Mon, February 7, 2011 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Burdine Hall 337

Francisco Gonzálvez-García

Francisco Gonzálvez-García

WORDS AS CONSTRUCTIONS: SOME REFLECTIONS FROM A CONTRASTIVE (ENGLISH-SPANISH) PERSPECTIVE

On February 7th, from 4 - 5 p.m., Francisco Gonzálvez-García (University of Almería, Spain) will be giving a talk in Burdine 337:

“Words as constructions: Some reflections from a contrastive (English-Spanish) perspective”.

(see excerpt from abstract below)

"The main goal of this talk is to illustrate the descriptive and explanatory convenience of regarding specific words (or combinations of words) as constructions in a contrastive (English-Spanish) constructionist analysis (Boas 2010a and references therein). Specifically, we will concentrate on a number of otherwise puzzling asymmetries involving cognition verbs (e.g. know, saber (‘know’)) in the secondary predication construction (or, alternatively, in the subjective-transitive construction, Gonzálvez-García 2009)..."

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies


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