- vol.44, pp.107-116, 2014
This paper empirically confirms the canonicity and its pedagogical significance of Radden and Dirven (2007)'s eleven constructions (e.g., States / SVC etc.) through a corpus-based cognitive linguistic study on British National Corpus (henceforth BNC) spoken data. First, the representativeness of Radden and Dirven (2007)'s eleven verbs for canonical eleven constructions (e.g., go for Self-motion / SV etc.) are reconfirmed through BNC data. Second, the inheritances of event schemata and their extensive influences are confirmed through FrameNet data. Third, the relationship between twelve constructions and seventeen verbs are statistically examined through correspondence analysis. Results show that think for Mental / SVO and say for Communication/SVO should be added as representative verbs for canonical constructions for their effective instruction.