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LINGUIST List 18.2652

Wed Sep 12 2007

Books: General Linguistics: Butler, Hidalgo Downing, Lavid (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Functional Perspectives on Grammar and Discourse: Butler, Hidalgo Downing, Lavid (Eds)

Message 1: Functional Perspectives on Grammar and Discourse: Butler, Hidalgo Downing, Lavid (Eds)
Date: 10-Sep-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Functional Perspectives on Grammar and Discourse: Butler, Hidalgo Downing, Lavid (Eds)
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Title: Functional Perspectives on Grammar and Discourse
Subtitle: In honour of Angela Downing
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 85
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%2085

Editor: Christopher S. Butler
Editor: Raquel Hidalgo Downing
Editor: Julia Lavid
Hardback: ISBN: 9027230951 Pages: 512 Price: U.S. $ 169.00

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 nominalisations, pronominal clitics, theme in relation to writing
skills, discourse structures and markers, the role of attention in
conversation, the functions of topic, phatic communion, subjectification,
formulaic language and modality. A recurrent theme in the volume is the use
of corpus materials in order to base functional descriptions on authentic
productions. Overall, the volume constitutes a panoramic but nevertheless
detailed view of some important current trends in functional linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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