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Latin: A Linguistic Introduction

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Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 2013

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Title: The Noun Phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar
Edited By: Daniel García Velasco
Jan Rijkhoff
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 195

The articles in this volume analyse the noun phrase within the framework of
Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG), the successor to Simon C. Dik's
Functional Grammar. In its current form, FDG has an explicit top-down
organization and distinguishes four hierarchically organized, interacting
levels: (i) the interpersonal level (language as communicational process),
(ii) the representational level (language as a carrier of content), (iii)
the morphosyntactic level and (iv) the phonological level. Together they
constitute the grammatical component, which in its turn interacts with a
cognitive and a communicative component. This comprehensive approach to
linguistic analysis is also reflected in this volume, which contains rich
and substantial contributions concerning many different aspects of the noun
phrase. At the same time, the analysis of a major linguistic construction
from various perspectives is an excellent way to test a new model of
grammar with regard to some of the standards of adequacy for linguistic

The book contains several papers dealing with matters of representation and
formalization of the noun phrase (the articles by Kees Hengeveld, José Luis
González Escribano, Jan Rijkhoff and Evelien Keizer). Other contributors
are more concerned with the practical application of the model with regard
to discourse-interpersonal matters (Chris Butler, John H. Connolly),
whereas the chapters by Dik Bakker and Roland Pfau and by Daniel García
Velasco deal with morphosyntactic issues. In all, the variety of issues
addressed and the range of languages considered prove that one of the
important advantages of the FDG model is precisely the fact that
grammatical phenomena can be treated from a semantic, pragmatic,
morpho-syntactic, phonological or textual perspective in a coherent fashion.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110198673
ISBN-13: 9783110198676
Pages: 376
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U.S. $ 145.00