DFG funded RTG Dimensions of Constructional Space
Welcome to the DFG-Funded Research Training Group of the Dimensions of Constructional Space at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
The Research Training Group will explore a relatively new paradigm in linguistics that has become known under the name of Construction Grammar (CxG). The fundamental premise of this approach is that the totality of speakers’ linguistic knowledge is represented in a network of form-meaning pairings called constructions. Constructions differ in size (ranging from morphemes through phrasal and clausal templates to discourse conventions), abstractness (fully elaborated, partially schematic, fully schematic) and entrenchment, as well as in the way they interconnect with other constructions in the network. These properties define a multidimensional space we call ‘constructional space’.