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Bennie is an getting older former punk rocker and list government. Sasha is the passionate, younger lady he employs. the following Jennifer Egan brilliantly finds their pasts, besides the internal lives of a bunch of alternative characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With track pulsing on each web page, a trip from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

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In the words of Goldberg (2003: 222–3): The construction-based framework captures linguistic generalizations within a particular language via [ . . ] inheritance hierarchies [ . . ] Broad generalizations are captured by constructions that are inherited by many other constructions; more limited patterns are captured by positing constructions at various midpoints of the hierarchical network. Exceptional patterns are captured by low-level constructions. Thus a possibility to be envisaged for each of the constructional patterns under investigation is that some function may be connected to a specific, lowlevel pattern and not inherited by many others, or to a pattern at a higher level in the network of constructions.

The version I will refer to is the original one from 1988. Several aspects of the analysis of Fillmore et al. have been the subject of discussion, amendment, and revision in subsequent work, but, as far as I know, the problems with the semantics of let alone in connection with barely and almost have not been dealt with. 8 Issues of construction grammar will receive more attention in Chapter 3, especially in connection with the status of so-called ‘Wh-extraction’. 36 Negation and virtual argumentation Some examples of the let alone construction are given in (7)–(9): (7) He doesn’t like shrimps, let alone squid.

In the latter version some sections have been left out that are relevant to my discussion. The version I will refer to is the original one from 1988. Several aspects of the analysis of Fillmore et al. have been the subject of discussion, amendment, and revision in subsequent work, but, as far as I know, the problems with the semantics of let alone in connection with barely and almost have not been dealt with. 8 Issues of construction grammar will receive more attention in Chapter 3, especially in connection with the status of so-called ‘Wh-extraction’.

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