Berkeley Construction Grammar

C. Fillmore (
P. Kay (

Latest update: February 27, 1997

This started out as a class web-page, a spring-semester version of Linguistics 220, UCB, but will now serve as a location for various kinds of material, the newest being current drafts of a work-in-progress, Construction Grammar, by CJF and PK.

New Version of text, in progress.


Chapter Two: Formal Architecture of CG (Postscript file) Revised on 5/5/97. This is a preliminary try at a new conception of the formal architecture of CG, on which all comments and corrections will be gratefuly received.


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