LINGUIST List 8.939

Fri Jun 27 1997

Books: Functional & Systemic Ling

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Message 1: New Book: Functional Grammar

Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 17:38:48 +0200 (MEST)
From: Christoph Eyrich <>
Subject: New Book: Functional Grammar

		 John H. Connolly, Roel M. Vismans, 
	 Christopher S. Butler and Richard A. Gatward


		 1997. 23 x 15.5 cm. X, 235 pages. 
		 Cloth DM 148,-/approx. US$ 106.00
			 ISBN 3-11-015153-7
		 Functional Grammar Series 18 

		Mouton de Gruyter * Berlin * New York

Functional Grammar is a linguistic theory in which language is
regarded intrinsically as a vehicle of communicative interaction. As
such it has a strongly pragmatic orientation, and this book presents
the results of some of the most recent research into pragmatics within
the Functional Grammar framework. A good deal of attention is paid, in
particular, to the treatment of discourse-level phenomena. This is
currently one of the lively areas of debate in Functional Grammar
circles, and here for the first time, many of the relevant issues
receive an extended discussion in print. The book is therefore
essential reading for anyone interested in the study of language
function within the terms of a principled theoretical framework.


Preface * Kees Hengeveld, Cohesion in Functional Grammar * Caroline
Kroon, Discourse markers, discourse structure and Functional Grammar *
John H. Connolly, Anthony A. Clarke, Steven W. Garner and Hilary
K. Palmen, A functionally oriented analysis of spoken dialogue between
individuals linked by a computer network * Ans A.G. Steuten, Business
conversations from a conversational analytical and a Functional
Grammar perspective * Jon Atle Gulla, Combining Functional Grammar and
Rhetorical Structure Theory for discourse representation * Anne
Reboul, What (if anything) is accessibility? A relevance-oriented
criticism of Ariel's Accessibility Theory of referring expressions *
Roel M. Vismans, Pragmatic functions, special positions and accent in
Dutch * Svillen B. Stanchev, Pragmatic functions and special sentence
positions in Bulgarian * Angela Downing, Discourse pragmatic functions
of the Theme constituent in spoken European Spanish * Yael Ziv,
Infinitivals initially: Theme/Topic/Focus * Yaron Matras, The function
and typology of coordinating conjunctions: evidence from discourse and
language-contact situations * Thomas Bearth, Clauses as discourse
operators in Tura * Index of names * Index of subjects * Index of


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D-10728 Berlin Hawthorne, NY 10532 
Germany USA 
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