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A Functional Discourse Grammar for English

Evelien Keizer

January 2015

ISBN: 9780199571871

360 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

Price: £26.49

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. It focuses principally on English and provides extensive exercises for students to use and evaluate the theory.

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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. It focuses principally on English and provides extensive exercises for students to use and evaluate the theory.

  • First textbook on Functional Discourse Grammar
  • Presents a complex theory in a systematic and accessible fashion
  • Provides numerous exercises and suggestions for further reading

About the Author(s)

Evelien Keizer, Professor of English Language and Linguistics, University of Vienna

Evelien Keizer is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Her main interest is in the interplay between the discourse-pragmatic, semantic, syntactic, and phonological properties of linguistic expressions. Her overall approach is a functional-cognitive one; more specifically she works within the framework of Functional Discourse Grammar. Her publications include The English Noun Phrase: The Nature of Linguistic Categorization (CUP, 2007) and The Syntax of Dutch: The Noun Phrase, Vol. 1 (Amsterdam University Press, 2011). Her current research interests include syntactic alternations, linguistic categorization, and the analysis of semi-fixed expressions.

Table of Contents

    1: Why Functional Discourse Grammar?
    2: The general architecture of FDG
    3: The Interpersonal Level
    4: The Representational Level
    5: The Morphosyntactic Level
    6: The Phonological Level
    7: Sample representations
    Glossary
    List of languages
    References
    Index

Reviews

"A Functional Discourse Grammar of English is a great resource for a course in English grammar" - Maria Gonzales, Functions of Language