The Study of Collostruction Strength between Verb Collexemes and “V+Through” Construction In American English


Construction grammar
Collostruction strength
Collexeme analysis




Construction grammar has attracted increasing attention in the field of linguistics study. With the help of related linguistics software, this paper aims to explore which verbs show strong collostruction strength with the particle “through” in “V+through” construction in American English.


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