Towards a Profanity-Inclusive Construction Grammar (Pt.2)

So, to briefly recap: we’ve established that there’s a thing called construction grammar, which can be used to describe the ways people speak and understand language (see Part 1). We also established that there’s a particular type of construction grammar called Embodied Construction Grammar, which bases its idea of “meaning” on schemas about embodied experiences … Continue reading Towards a Profanity-Inclusive Construction Grammar (Pt.2)

Towards a Profanity-Inclusive Construction Grammar (Pt. 1)

This post was originally intended to describe some issues involved in building a grammar that allows for the usage and understanding of profanity. Instead, I ended up giving a brief introduction to construction grammar, as well as a particular version of construction called Embodied Construction Grammar. If you're familiar with these things already, feel free … Continue reading Towards a Profanity-Inclusive Construction Grammar (Pt. 1)