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Title: Crucial Readings in Functional Grammar
Edited By: J. Lachlan Mackenzie
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?isbn=978-3-11-017640-7&fg=SK&L=E
Series Title: Functional Grammar Series 26
Description:

Crucial Readings in Functional Grammar is an invaluable resource to anyone
working in Functional Grammar, student and scholar alike. It contains
important articles that have led to new avenues of research in the theory
beyond Dik's two-volume Functional Grammar (1997), each concluded with a
short paragraph with suggestions for further research. The book also
contains an introduction to current Functional Grammar theory by the
editors. Crucial Readings is unique in bringing together in one volume the
various ideas that complement Dik's canonical presentation of the theory.

Key features: Leading scholars examine major topics of Functional Grammar;
a comprehensive review of Functional Grammar publications; useful
suggestions for further research

Contents:

Introduction
Matthew P. Anstey and J. Lachlan Mackenzie

Layers and operators in Functional Grammar
Kees Hengeveld

Toward a unified analysis of terms and predications
Jan Rijkhoff

Parts of speech
Kees Hengeveld

Predicates as referring expressions
M. Evelien Keizer

Places and things
J. Lachlan Mackenzie

The hierarchical structure of the clause and the typology of adverbial
satellites
Simon C. Dik, Kees Hengeveld, Elseline Vester, and Co Vet

Semantic content and linguistic structure in Functional Grammar. On the
semantics of 'nounhood'
Peter Harder

On assigning pragmatic functions in English
J.Lachlan Mackenzie and M. Evelien Keizer

The utterance as unit of description: implications for Functional Grammar
Mike Hannay

The multilayered structure of the utterance
Co Vet

Functional grammar and lexematics in lexicography
Leocadio Martín Mingorance


ISBN 3-11-017641-6 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-3-11-017641-4 (Paperback)
ISBN 3-11-017640-8 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-3-11-017640-7 (Hardcover)

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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