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Books: Interfaces in Functional Discourse Grammar: Contreras-García, García Velasco (eds.)

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Date: 01-Nov-2021
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Subject: Interfaces in Functional Discourse Grammar: Contreras-García, García Velasco (eds.)
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Title: Interfaces in Functional Discourse Grammar
Subtitle: Theory and Applications
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs
Published: 2021
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Lucía Contreras-García
Editor: Daniel García Velasco
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110711592 Pages: 457 Price: ----
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110711479 Pages: 457 Price: ----

In grammar design, a basic distinction is made between derivational and modular architectures. This raises the question of which organization of grammar can deal with linguistic phenomena more appropriately. The studies contained in the present volume explore the interface relations between different levels of linguistic representation in Functional Discourse Grammar as presented in Hengeveld and Mackenzie (2008) and Keizer (2015). This theory analyses linguistic expressions at four linguistic levels: interpersonal, representational, morphosyntactic and phonological. The articles address issues such as the possible correspondences and mismatches between those levels as well as the conditions which constrain the combinations of levels in well-formed expressions. Additionally, the theory is tested by examining various grammatical phenomena with a focus both on the English language and on typological adequacy: anaphora, raising, phonological reduction, noun incorporation, reflexives and reciprocals, serial verbs, the passive voice, time measurement constructions, coordination, nominal modification, and connectives. Overall, the volume provides both theoretical and descriptive insights which are of relevance to linguistics in general.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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