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Title: Funktionale Grammatik [Functional Grammar]
Subtitle: Konzepte und Theorien
Written By: Elena Smirnova
Tanja Mortelmans
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110208474-1
Series Title: de Gruyter Studienbuch
Description:

Over recent decades, linguistic theory has gone through many decisive
innovations and developments. A particular role in all these developments
has been played by what are known as functional descriptions of language.

This textbook presents a concise account of the most important theories in
functional grammar from the last 40 years - functional grammar, systemic
functional grammar, cognitive grammar, construction grammar, and
grammaticalisation theory.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
Grammaticalization
Functional Grammar
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110223873
Pages: 251
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783110208474
Pages: 251
Prices: Europe EURO 24.95