Journal of Social Sciences


In this special issue of the Journal of Social Sciences, we want to explore the relationships between Construction Grammar (C&G) and Phraseology as applied to foreign language teaching and how they have allowed for the renovation of language teaching methodology by introducing the idiomatic dimension of discourse, on an oral as well as a written level, to the communicative aspect of language.

The perception provided by the underlying cognitive theories of Constructions Grammar about Phraseology grants Phraseodidactics an essential role in the frame of Applied Linguistics, as far as foreign language teaching and learning is concerned. Indeed, it enables us to treat the learning/teaching of phraseological units like regular and productive constructions, in the same manner as free constructions, and makes manifest the net-like organization of a language.

Guest Editors

María Isabel González-Rey University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Research Article

Antiphrasis-Based Comparative Constructional Idioms in Spanish

Pages : 111-127

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.111.127

Published On : August 14, 2015

Register-Specific Collocational Constructions in English and Spanish: A Usage-Based Approach

Pages : 139-151

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.139.151

Published On : July 13, 2015

How Trainee Translators Analyse Lexico-Grammatical Patterns

Pages : 162-178

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.162.178

Published On : July 15, 2015

On the Systematic Variation of German Idioms: Converse Pairs as a Constructional Phenomenon

Pages : 248-257

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.248.257

Published On : August 13, 2015

Entrenching Inferences in Implicational and Illocutionary Constructions

Pages : 258-274

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.258.274

Published On : August 14, 2015

How to Apply CxG to Phraseology: A Multilingual Research Project

Pages : 275-288

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.275.288

Published On : August 20, 2015

Italian Phrasemes as Constructions: How to Understand and Use Them

Pages : 317-337

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.317.337

Published On : September 3, 2015

The Grammaticalization of the Spanish Complement-taking Verb without a Complementizer

Pages : 338-351

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2015.338.351

Published On : September 12, 2015