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Author Dik, S. C. (Simon C.)

Title The theory of functional grammar. Part 1, Structure of the clause / Simon C. Dik
Edition Second revised edition / edited by Kees Hengeveld
Published Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 1997
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Series Functional grammar series ; 20
Functional grammar series ; 20
Contents Frontmatter; Table of contents; List of tables and figures; Abbreviations used in FG-representations; 1. Methodological preliminaries; 2. Some basic concepts of linguistic theory; 3. Preview of Functional Grammar; 4. The nuclear predication; 5. States of Affairs and semantic functions; 6. On the function and structure of terms; 7. Term operators; 8. Non-verbal predicates; 9. Nuclear, core, and extended predication; 10. Perspectivizing the State of Affairs: Subject and Object assignment; 11. Reconsidering the Semantic Function. Hierarchy; Raising; Ergativity; 12. Predication, proposition, clause13. Pragmatic functions; 14. Expression rules; 15. The operation of expression rules; 16. Principles of constituent ordering; 17. Constituent orderung: problems and complications; 18. Prosodic features; Backmatter
Summary Introduction When one takes a functional approach to the study of natural languages, the ultimate questions one is interested in can be formulated as: How does the natural language user (NLU) work? How do speakers and addressees succeed .
Notes First ed.: 1989
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Subject English language -- Syntax.
Functionalism (Linguistics)
Form Electronic book
Author Hengeveld, Kees, 1957- editor
ISBN 3110218364 (electronic bk.)
9783110218367 (electronic bk.)
(pt. 2 ; paperback : ; alk. paper)
(pt. 2 ; alk. paper)
(pt. 2 ; paperback : ; alk. paper)
(pt. 2 ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Structure of the clause