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Title Functional perspectives on grammar and discourse in honour of Angela Downing / edited by Christopher S. Butler, Raquel Hidalgo Downing, Julia Lavid
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 480 pages)
Series Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 85
Studies in language companion series ; v. 85. 0165-7763
Contents Functional Perspectives on Grammar and Discourse; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Photograph; Table of contents; Contributors; Editorial introduction; Publications of Angela Downing; Grammar as an adaptive evolutionary product; Towards a cognitive-functional model of text comprehension; Towards an integrational approachin linguistics; Expressing past habit in English and Swedish: A corpus-based contrastive study; Do cognate and circumstantial complements of intransitive verbs form one 'Range'?: A corpus-based discussion; The unconscious, irresponsible construction in Modern Icelandic
Summary This book, a tribute to Angela Downing, consists of twenty papers taking a broadly functional perspective on language, with topics ranging from the general (grammar as an evolutionary product, text comprehension, integrative linguistics) to particular aspects of the grammars of languages (Bulgarian, English, Icelandic, Spanish, Swedish). The more specific papers are sequenced according to Halliday's division into ideational, textual and interpersonal aspects of the grammar, and cover a wide range of areas, including aspect, argument structure, noun phrase/nominal group structure and nominalisa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Discourse analysis.
Functionalism (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Butler, Christopher, 1945-
Downing, Angela.
Hidalgo Downing, Raquel.
Lavid, Julia.
LC no. 2007060661
ISBN 902729223X (electronic bk.)
9789027292230 (electronic bk.)