This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
* First compact introduction to discourse linguistics * Many examples of methods and methodology
This textbook presents the first introduction in German to discourse linguistics. It provides an initial entry-point to an area of linguistics which has become established since the 1990s and which analyses supra-textual linguistic units. The authors elucidate the discourse theory underlying the subject and use examples to provide an introduction to the methodology and methods for the linguistic analysis of transtextual structures.