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Journal Title: Functions of Language
Volume/Issue:   19 / 2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 164 pp.

Table of Contents


On the Concept of Syntactic Function in a Functional Grammar
Francisco A. Cidrás Escáneo 147 – 173

Responses to Rhetorical Questions in English and German Internet Public News Groups
Sonja Kleinke 174 – 200

Serial Verbs in English: An RRG Analysis of Catenative Verb Constructions
John R. Roberts 201 – 234

Postmodifying Verb-Second Clauses in Spoken German
Regina Weinert 235 – 264


Jackendoff, Ray. Meaning and the Lexicon. The Parallel Architecture 1975–2010
Reviewed by Daniel García Velasco 265 – 273

Alexandra Aikhenvald. Imperatives and Commands
Reviewed by Kasper Boye 274 – 283

Kristin Davidse, Lieven Vandelanotte & Hubert Cuyckens (eds.) Subjectification, Intersubjectification and Grammaticalization
Reviewed by Graeme Trousdale 284 – 292

Björn Rothstein & Rolf Thieroff (eds.) Mood in the Languages of Europe
Reviewed by Vladimir A. Plungian 293 – 301

Bevitori, Cinzia. Representations of Climate Change: News and Opinion Discourse in UK and US Quality Press: A Corpus-Assisted Discourse Study
Reviewed by Lesley Jeffries 302 – 310
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 23.4625