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Title: Morphosyntactic Expression in Functional Grammar
Edited By: Casper de Groot
Kees Hengeveld
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-311018365X-1&l=E
Series Title: Functional Grammar Series 27
Description:

Morphological and syntactic issues have received relatively little
attention in Functional Grammar, due to the fact that this grammatical
model, given its functional orientation, was primarily concerned with
developing its pragmatic and semantic components. Now that these have been
solidly developed, this book turns to the further development of the
syntactic and morphological components of the model.

Two recent developments receive pride of place: Bakker's Dynamic Expression
Model and Hengeveld and Mackenzie's Functional Discourse Grammar. The first
model aims at accounting for the complex interactions that one finds in
many languages between the sets of expression rules that have to account
for form on the one hand and those that establish order on the other. The
second model takes a further step by considering morphosyntactic and
phonological representations to be part of the underlying structure of the
grammar rather than as the output of that grammar, contrary to the original
assumptions in FG.

The book accordingly contains synopses of these two proposals as well as
applications of these to a variety of linguistic phenomena. Further
articles provide detailed analyses of a range of semantic and pragmatic
categories and their morphosyntactic expression in a wide variety of
languages. The articles in this book contain data on some 60 different
languages, including focused articles on phenomena in Arabic, Danish,
English, Lengua de Señas Española, Mapudungun, Plains Cree, and Tanggu.

In all, the contributions to this volume show that the issue of
morphosyntactic expression in Functional Grammar is very much alive and
moving into promising new directions, while at the same time contributing
to a better understanding of a large number of morphosyntactic phenomena in
a wide variety of languages.

FROM THE CONTENTS:

Agreement: More arguments for the dynamic expression model
DIK BAKKER

Constituent ordering in the expression component of Functional Grammar
JOHN H. CONNOLLY

Dynamic expression in Functional Discourse Grammar
KEES HENGEVELD

Noun incorporation in Functional Discourse Grammar
Niels Smit

Morphosyntactic templates
CASPER DE GROOT

A crosslinguistic study of 'locative inversion': Evidence for the
Functional Discourse Grammar model
FRANCIS CORNISH

The agreement cross-reference continuum: Person marking in FG
ANNA SIEWIERSKA AND DIK BAKKER

The explanatory power of typological hierarchies: Developmental
perspectives on non-verbal predication
EVA H. VAN LIER

Non-verbal predicability and copula support rule in Spanish Sign Language
ÁNGEL HERRERO-BLANCO AND VENTURA SALAZAR-GARCÍA

A new view on the semantics and pragmatics of operators of aspect, tense
and quantification
ANNERIEKE BOLAND

Exclamation: Sentence type, illocution or modality?
AHMED MOUTAOUAKIL

Close appositions
EVELIEN KEIZER

Inversion and the absence of grammatical relations in Plains Cree
AROK WOLVENGREY

Direction diathesis and obviation in Functional Grammar: The case of the
inverse in Mapudungun, an indigenous language of south central Chile
OLE NEDERGAARD THOMSEN

Unexpected insertion or omission of an absolutive marker as an icon of a
surprising turn of events in discourse
JOHAN LOTTERMAN AND J. LACHLAN MACKENZIE

Pronominal expression rule ordering in Danish and the question of a
discourse grammar
LISBETH FALSTER JAKOBSEN

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
Typology
Functional Grammar
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Mapudungun
Cree, Plains
Danish
English
Spanish Sign Language
Tanggu
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 311018365X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 534
Prices: Europe EURO 118.00
U.S. $ 165.20