I first learned that linguistic knowledge mattered at the age of four. I began my academic career in a tough primary school in Paddington, London, where I was regularly bullied for my non-Cockney accent. When the bullying got too much, my parents moved me to a posh preparatory school in St. John's Wood, where I was regularly bullied because my accent was not upper class enough. ...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
The Structure of the Lexicon in Functional Grammar
The papers collected in this volume concern five different aspects of the role of the lexicon in the theory of Functional Grammar as developed by Simon C. Dik and his co-workers. The volume starts off with a practical introduction to the Functional - Lexematic Model and model applications to English, German and Spanish are presented. The second part of the volume deals with the derivation of action-nouns, pseudo-reflexive verbs and causative constructions, thus offering new perspectives on predicate formation within Functional Grammar. This is followed by a section that centers around an important problem related to valency: the question of how to account for the collocational properties of predicates. The fourth part of the book discusses (non-prototypical) transitive verbs and their relation to the typology of states of affairs. The final section focuses on the relationship between the lexicon and the underlying structure of the clause.