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Journal Title: Functions of Language
Volume/Issue:   20/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 179 pp.

Table of Contents

Farewell/Welcome 157 – 158

Articles

Noun incorporation in English
Jim Feist 159 – 184

Systemic Functional Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics and psycholinguistics: Opportunities for dialogue
Christopher S. Butler 185 – 218

‘Degrad verbs’ in Spanish and English: Collocations, lexical functions and contrastive NSM semantic analysis
María A. Barrios Rodríguez and Cliff Goddard 219 – 249

Grammatical metaphor in Swedish monolingual and multilingual upper secondary school students’ writing
Ulrika Magnusson 250 – 281

Book reviews

Brdar, Mario, Stefan Th. Gries and Milena Žic Fuchs (eds.) Cognitive Linguistics: Convergence and expansion
Reviewed by Thomas Egan 283 – 293

Andrej A. Kibrik Reference in Discourse
Reviewed by Peter M. Arkadiev 294 – 306

Pilar Guerrero Medina (ed.) Morphosyntactic alternations in English: Functional and cognitive perspectives.
Reviewed by Gordon H. Tucker 307 – 318

David Rose & J.R. Martin. Learning to Write, Reading to Learn. Genre, Knowledge and Pedagogy in the Sydney School
Reviewed by Ruth Mulvad 319 – 324

Michael Meeuwis and Jan-Ola Östman (eds.) Pragmaticizing understanding. Studies for Jef Verschueren.
Reviewed by Anita Fetzer 325 – 333

Referees of Volumes 19 and 20 335
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
Spanish
Swedish
 
LL Issue: 24.3762