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We use words and phrases creatively to express ourselves in ever changing contexts readily extending language constructions in new ways yet native speakers also implicitly know when a creative and easily interpretable formulation such as explain me this or she considered to go doesnt sound quite right. Creativity competition and the partial productivity of constructions readily extending language constructions in new ways explain me this reveals adele goldberg as the most exciting figure to arrive on the linguistics scene since noam chomsky changed everything back in the 1960s. Explain me this creativity competition and the partial productivity of constructions paperback february 12 2019 by adele e goldberg author visit amazons adele e goldberg page find all the books read about the author and more see search . Article adele e goldberg explain me this creativity competition and the partial productivity of constructions was published on 26 nov 2019 in the journal folia linguistica volume 53 issue 2. In order to use the constructions in their language appropriately the proposed solution to the partial productivity puzzle allows both gen eralizations table 11 and exceptions table 12 to be learned via the same mechanisms in particular in chapters 4 and 5 two key factors coverage and competition are discussed