The Noun Phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar

The articles in this volume analyse the noun phrase within the framework of Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG), the successor to Simon C. Dik's Functional Grammar.

The Noun Phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar

Author: Daniel García Velasco

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110198676

Page: 376

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The articles in this volume analyse the noun phrase within the framework of Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG), the successor to Simon C. Dik's Functional Grammar. In its current form, FDG has an explicit top-down organization and distinguishes four hierarchically organized, interacting levels: (i) the interpersonal level (language as communicational process), (ii) the representational level (language as a carrier of content), (iii) the morphosyntactic level and (iv) the phonological level. Together they constitute the grammatical component, which in its turn interacts with a cognitive and a communicative component. This comprehensive approach to linguistic analysis is also reflected in this volume, which contains rich and substantial contributions concerning many different aspects of the noun phrase. At the same time, the analysis of a major linguistic construction from various perspectives is an excellent way to test a new model of grammar with regard to some of the standards of adequacy for linguistic theories. The book contains several papers dealing with matters of representation and formalization of the noun phrase (the articles by Kees Hengeveld, José Luis González Escribano, Jan Rijkhoff and Evelien Keizer). Other contributors are more concerned with the practical application of the model with regard to discourse-interpersonal matters (Chris Butler, John H. Connolly), whereas the chapters by Dik Bakker and Roland Pfau and by Daniel García Velasco deal with morphosyntactic issues. In all, the variety of issues addressed and the range of languages considered prove that one of the important advantages of the FDG model is precisely the fact that grammatical phenomena can be treated from a semantic, pragmatic, morpho-syntactic, phonological or textual perspective in a coherent fashion.

A Functional Discourse Grammar for English

This is the first textbook on Functional Discourse Grammar, a recently developed theory of language structure which analyses utterances at the pragmatic, semantic, morphosyntactic and phonological level.

A Functional Discourse Grammar for English

Author: Evelien Keizer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199571872

Page: 336

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This textbook explores functional discourse grammar, a recently developed theory of language structure which analyses utterances at the pragmatic, semantic, morphosyntactic, and phonological level. The book focuses principally on English and provides extensive exercises for students to use and evaluate the theory.

Casebook in Functional Discourse Grammar

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Keizer, Evelien. 2007. The English Noun Phrase.
The Nature of Linguistic Categorisation. Cambridge: CUP. Keizer, Evelien. 2008.
Reference and ascription in Functional Discourse Grammar: An inventory of ...

Casebook in Functional Discourse Grammar

Author: J. Lachlan Mackenzie

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027271585

Page: 313

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This book provides ten case studies in Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG), a typologically-oriented theory of the organization of natural languages that has risen to prominence in recent years. The authors, all committed practitioners of FDG, include Kees Hengeveld, the intellectual father of the theory, who shows how it offers a radically new approach to constituent ordering. Other themes covered are evidentiality, modality, adpositions, verb morphology, possession, raising, sequence of tenses, semi-fixed constructions and prelinguistic conceptualization. The volume contains an introduction that explains the rudiments of FDG and summarizes the ten remaining chapters. The Casebook moves on from Hengeveld & Mackenzie’s (2008) Functional Discourse Grammar to show how the theory is applied to linguistic problems new and old. The languages treated are Blackfoot, Dutch, English, Spanish, Welsh, indigenous languages of Brazil, and many others.

Functional Discourse Grammar

(2008), 'The noun phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar', in Daniel García
Velasco and Jan Rijkhoff (eds.), The Noun Phrase in Functional Discourse
Grammar (Trends in Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. and Heesakkers,
Tanna ...

Functional Discourse Grammar

Author: Kees Hengeveld

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199278105

Page: 503

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This is the first comprehensive presentation of Functional Discourse Grammar. The authors set out its nature and origins and show how it relates to contemporary linguistic theory. They demonstrate and test its explanatory power and descriptive utility against linguistic facts from over 150 languages across a full range of linguistic families.

Studies in Language

Morphosyntactic expression in Functional Grammar , Casper de Groot & Kees
Hengeveld ( eds . ) , 53-86 . Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter ( Functional Grammar
Series 27 ) . Hengeveld , Kees . 2008. The noun phrase in Functional Discourse
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A Functional Discourse Grammar of Joshua

+ adverb ( + noun ) + verb This rule is not sufficient for a fully automated clause
demarcation procedure for special sentence combinations like the chiastic one (
cf . Table 2 . 24 in 2 . 3 . 3 ) . 47 The problematic participial form is assumed to ...

A Functional Discourse Grammar of Joshua

Author: Nicolai Winther-Nielsen

Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated

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Page: 353

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MIT Working Papers in Linguistics

Agreement in the noun phrase : The dynamic expression of terms and what can
go wrong . To appear in The noun phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar , ed .
Daniel García Velasco and Jan Rijkhoff . Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter .

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The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek

However, before we may conclude that it is pragmatics that influences the
position of modifiers in relation to the noun, the ... The following three reasons
persuaded me to choose the theory of Functional Grammar (now Functional
Discourse ...

The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek

Author: Stéphanie J. Bakker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004177221

Page: 322

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The structure of the noun phrase in Ancient Greek is extremely flexible: the various constituents may occur in almost every possible order and each constituent may or may not be preceded by an article. However, the use and function of the various options have received very little attention. This book tries to fill that gap. A functional analysis of the structure of the NP in Herodotus illucidateswhich arguments lead a native speaker in his choice to select one of the various possible NP patterns. The results do not only increase our knowledge of the NP, but also lead to a better interpretation of Ancient Greek texts.

Learning to Categorize Verbs and Nouns

This proposal takes the perspective of Functional ( Discourse ) Grammar ( Dik ,
1997 ; Hengeveld & Mackenzie , 2008 ) . ... phrase ( i . e . , the “ argument phrase
' ) , comparable to the Verb Phrase and the Noun Phrase of generative grammar
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Learning to Categorize Verbs and Nouns

Author: Marian Erkelens

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Atlantis

Hengeveld , Kees and J . Lachlan Mackenzie ( to appear ) : “ Functional
Discourse Grammar . ” Encyclopaedia of ... Keenan , Edward L . and Bernard
Comrie 1977 : “ Noun phrase accessibility and universal grammar . ” Linguistic
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Flexible Word Classes

This book is the first major cross-linguistic study of 'flexible words', i.e. words that cannot be classified in terms of the traditional lexical categories Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb.

Flexible Word Classes

Author: Jan Rijkhoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199668442

Page: 339

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This book is the first major cross-linguistic study of 'flexible words', i.e. words that cannot be classified in terms of the traditional lexical categories Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb. Flexible words can - without special morphosyntactic marking - serve in functions for which other languages must employ members of two or more of the four traditional, 'specialised' word classes. Thus, flexible words are underspecified for communicative functions like'predicating' (verbal function), 'referring' (nominal function) or 'modifying' (a function typically associated with adjectives and e.g. manner adverbs). The book includes new cross-linguistic studies of wordclass systems as well as original descriptive and theoretical contributions from authors with an expert knowledge of languages that have played - or should play - a role in the debate about flexible word classes, including Kharia, Riau Indonesian, Santali, Sri Lanka Malay, Lushootseed, Gooniyandi, and Late Archaic Chinese

Structure and Function From clause to discourse and beyond

core 224 – 226 , 231 - 233 , 253 , 295 , 300 in noun phrase 240 – 241 nuclear
217 , 227 – 229 , 232 – 233 , 294 in relation to SFG 298 – 299 co - text see
context : discourse context / co - text covariate structure 372 criteria for
comprehensive functional model 477 – 489 critical ... 493 , 499 – 500 see also
context : in SFG : context of culture Daughter Dependency Grammar 347
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Structure and Function  From clause to discourse and beyond

Author: Christopher Butler

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027230713

Page: 593

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Volume one of a two volume set outlining and comparing three approaches to the study of language labelled 'structural-functionalist': functional grammar (FG); role and reference grammar (RRG); and systemic functional grammar (SFG).

Discourse Grammar

days ( of preoccupation with sentence grammars ) which followed the otherwise
brilliant Chomskyian revolution in linguistics . ... How do we describe for example
the internal structure of the following two English noun phrases ? ... Actually , by
resorting to explanations such as this , American structuralism was responding to
the function of these forms rather than to the word classes that are found the re .

Discourse Grammar

Author: Robert E. Longacre

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Grammar Meaning and Pragmatics

The ten volumes of "Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights" focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way.

Grammar  Meaning and Pragmatics

Author: Frank Brisard

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027207828

Page: 308

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The ten volumes of "Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights" focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While other volumes select philosophical, cognitive, cultural, social, variational, interactional, or discursive points of view, this fifth volume looks at the field of linguistic pragmatics from a primarily grammatical angle. That is, it asks in which particular sense a variety of older and more recent functional (rather than generative) models of grammar relate to the study of language in use: how this affects their general outlook on language structure, whether issues of language use inform the very makeup of these models or are merely included as possible research themes, and how far the actual integration of pragmatics ultimately goes (is it a module/layer or is the model truly usage-based ?). Each of the authors presenting these models has taken systematic care to highlight the relevant problems and focus on the implications of considering pragmatic phenomena from the point of view of grammar. Furthermore, a limited number of chapters deal with traditional topics in the grammatical literature, and specifically those which are called pragmatic because they either are not strictly concerned with truth (semantics), or receive their (truth) value only from an interaction with context. In the introduction, these theories and topics are set up against the historical background of a gradually changing attitude, on the part of grammarians, towards questions of linguistic knowledge and behavior, and the role of learning in their relationship."

English Grammar

This book is intended for both students and teachers, at college level, for both native and nonnative speakers. With the guidance of a teacher this book will serve as a thorough introduction to the grammar of English.

English Grammar

Author: T. Givón

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027273898

Page: 318

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The approach to language and grammar that motivates this book is unabashedly functional; grammar is not just a system of empty rules, it is a means to an end, an instrument for constructing concise coherent communication. In grammar as in music, good expression rides on good form. Figuratively and literally, grammar like musical form must make sense. But for the instrument to serve its purpose, it must first exist; the rules must be real, they can be explicitly described and taught. This book is intended for both students and teachers, at college level, for both native and nonnative speakers. With the guidance of a teacher this book will serve as a thorough introduction to the grammar of English. Volume I begins with words and their meanings, then on to propositions and simple state or event clauses – participant roles, verb types, transitivity, subjects and objects. It then covers the grammatical sub systems commonly found in simple clauses: Verbal inflections, auxiliaries and the grammar of tense-aspect modality and negation; articles determiners, pronouns and the grammar of referential coherence; the variety of noun phrases and noun modifiers.