Grupo de investigaciones léxicas y gramaticales en lengua inglesa



Goldberg, A. (1995) Constructions: a Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure partial view available on Google Books


Constructions: A new theoretical approach to language Adele Goldberg. An introduction to Constructionist theories


Constructions   Linguistic forum cointaining numerous articles about constructions


Inheriting Verb Alternations Adam Kilgarriff. Longman Dictionaries.

A Generative Perspective on Verb Alternations
Manfred Stede. Technische Universität Berlin. 


Alternancias Verbales en Español. José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia. Universidad de Alicante. 

Spanish Light Verb Constructions: co-predication with syntactically formed complex predicates Rodrigo Romero Méndez

Verbos aspectuales en español. La interacción del significado verbal y el significado construccional José M. García-Miguel

The Generative Lexicon James Pustejuvsky

 Object alternation

English Object Alternations: A Unified Account  Beth Levin. Stanford University. 


Middle Alternation

Middle Transitive Alternations in English:A Generative Lexicon Approach Christian Bassac and Pierrette Bouillon. Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3 and Université de Genève.

Lexical constraints on constructional flexibility: English ‘Middable’ Verbs Maarten Lemmens. Université Lille3.


Causative/Inchoative Alternation

Modelling the causative-inchoative alternation Christopher Piñón.  Universität Düsseldorf. 


A Finer Look at the Causative-Inchoative Alternation Christopher Piñón. Universität Düsseldorf.  


The Syntax and Semantics of Causative Verbs Jasper Holmes

Unaccusative-causative Alternations and the Dynamic Structure of Verbs Anja Latrouite and Ralf Naumann

Inchoative-Causative Verb Alternations re-visited  Michael Cysouw

Variable Unaccusativity and Verb Classes Anisa Shardl

Dative Alternation

What alternates in the Dative Alternation? Beth Levin & Malka Rappaport Hovav

Dative verbs: A crosslinguistic perspective Beth Levin. Stanford University. 


Predicting the Dative Alternation   Joan Bresnan, Anna Cueni, Tatiana Nikitina and  R. Harald Baayen. 

The English dative alternation:The case for verb sensitivity   Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth Levin.

Datives in constructions with Unaccusative Se  Olga Fernández Soriano

Semantic and Pragmatic Conditions for the Dative Alternation  Manfred Krifka. Humboldt University.

Dative Alternation in Spanish   Violeta Demonte

The Spanish Dative Alternation Revisited    John Beavers and Chiyo Nishida. The University of Texas at Austin. 

Benefactive Alternation

A regression model for the English benefactive alternation  An efficient, practical, actually usable approach     Daphne Theijssen, Hans van Halteren, Karin Fikkers, Frederike Groothoff, Lianvan Hoof, Eva van de Sande, Jorieke Tiems, V´eronique Verhagen and Patrick vander Zande.  Department of Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen.

On the Thematic Roles of Beneficiary and Recipient in the Benefactive Alternation in English Otsuka Tatsuo. Faculty of Education, Chiba University. 


 Locative Alternation

Lexicalization Patterns and the Locative Alternation Jaume Mateu. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 


Towards a Lexical-Constructional Account of the Locative Alternation  Hans C. Boas  University of Texas at Austin 


Removal verbs and Locative Alternations in Spanish José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia. Universidad de Alicante

Classifier incorporation and the locative alternation Federico Damonte

 “Oblique” subject alternations

A Less Informative Approach to Argument/Oblique Alternations in English John Beavers. Stanford University.  


The origin of the oblique-subject construction:An Indo-European Comparison Jóhanna Barddal & Thórhallur Eythórsson. University of Bergen & University of Iceland. 


Towards A Semantic Analysis of Argument/Oblique Alternations in HPSG. John Beavers Dept. of Linguistics and CSLI Stanford University.



  Prepositional Passive

English Prepositional Passive Constructions Jesse Tseng.  Université de Toulouse II –Le Mirail

The Prepositional Passive as Structure-sharing  Alex Alsina. Pompeu Fabra University.

The syncrony and Diachrony of the English Prepositional Passive: Form, Meaning and Function (dissertation) Gwan –Yoon Goh. Ohio State University.

The consolidation of the indirect and prepositional passive in Early Modern English: Evidence from the Helsinki Corpus  Elena Seoane Posse. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.


Alternations involving postverbal subjects (There- Insertion & Locative inversion)

There-insertion unaccusatives  Ken Hale and Jay Keyser. MIT.


There Is Secondary Predication in There-Existentials  Dalina Kallulli. University of Vienna. 


Unergatives that ‘become’ unaccusatives in English locative inversion structures: a lexical-syntactic approach Amaya Mendikoetxea. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Locative Inversion in English Hans Broekhuis.University of Tilburg/CLS


Locative Inversion In Discourse: a strategy of non-commitment Christine Copy and Lucie Gournay.

Theoretical Approaches to Locative Inversion. (M.A. Dissertation). Martin David Salzmann. University of Zurich. Locative inversion in Bantu languages, English and German.

Locative Inversion, PP Topicalization and the EPP   Paula Kempchinsky. University of Iowa. 


Cognate Object Construction

Cognate Objects in English    Manfred Sailer. University of Göttingen.


The nature of cognate objects A syntactic approach Cristina Real Puigdollers.

A cognitive analysis of English cognate objects   Shin-ya Iwasaki. Osaka University.



Resultative Construction

The Semantic Determinants of Argument Expression:  A View from the English Resultative Construction   Beth Levin Malka Rappaport Hovav