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Title: A New Architecture for Functional Grammar
Edited By: J. Lachlan Mackenzie
María de los Ángeles Gómez-González
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110173565-1&l=E
Series Title: Functional Grammar Series 24
Description:

This volume, which represents a major advance on Simon Dik's final statement of the theory (1997), lays the foundation for the future evolution of FG towards a Functional Discourse Grammar. It rises to the double challenge of specifying the interface between discourse and grammar and of detailing the expression rules that link semantic representation and morphosyntactic form.

The opening chapter, by Kees Hengeveld, sets out in programmatic form a new architecture for FG which both preserves the best of the traditional model and offers a place for numerous recent insights. The remaining chapters are devoted to refining and developing the programme laid down by Hengeveld, bringing in data from a range of languages as well as theoretical insights inspired by adjoining frameworks. Of special interest are an account by Matthew Anstey of how current proposals arise from the history of FG and various chapters in which the model is brought much closer to an account of real-time language production, notably including the first ever detailed account of the workings of expression rules, by Dik Bakker and Anna Siewierska. The final chapter, also by Hengeveld, draws together the findings of the various chapters, culminating in an elaborated model that represents the most sophisticated statement of Functional Grammar currently available.

The volume thus gives a coherent account of FG as a theory which combines formal explicitness with a broad account of language functions.


FROM THE CONTENTS:


The Architecture of a Functional Discourse Grammar
KEES HENGEVELD

Functional Grammar from its inception
MATTHEW P. ANSTEY

Behind the scenes: Cognition and Functional Discourse Grammar
CARLOS INCHAURRALDE

The question of discourse representation in Functional Discourse Grammar
JOHN CONNOLLY

Focus of attention in discourse
FRANCIS CORNISH

The complementarity of the process and pattern interpretations of Functional Grammar
MICHAEL FORTESCUE

Functional Discourse Grammar and language production
J. LACHLAN MACKENZIE

Comment clauses, Functional Discourse Grammar and the grammar-discourse interface
PETER HARDER

Functional Grammar and the dynamics of Discourse
MARÍA DE LOS ÁNGELES GÓMEZ-GONZÁLEZ

The problem of subjective modality in the Functional Grammar model
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERSTRAETE

Remarks on layering in a cognitive-functional language production model
JAN NUYTS

Discourse structure, the Generalized Parallelism Hypothesis and the architecture of Functional Grammar
AHMED MOUTAOUAKIL

Towards a speaker model of Functional Grammar
DIK BAKKER AND ANNA SIEWIERSKA

Epilogue
KEES HENGEVELD

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110173565
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xiv, 393
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