Functionalism in Linguistics

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This volume offers a variety of viewpoints on the functional approach to the study of language. After an exposition of the Prague School functionalism, and Dik's and Halliday's functional approaches, it presents a wider area of text-linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, theoretical, descriptive and applied issues from a functional point of view, testifying of the very wide-spread and in-depth impact of functionalist thought on the present-day linguistic scene.
[Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe, 20]  1987.  xviii, 489 pp.
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Table of Contents
By way of introduction
René Dirven † and Vilém Fried
ix
I. ‘Functional liguistics of Prague’ and other functional approaches
On Prague school functionalism in linguistics
Frantisek Danes
3
M.A.K. Halliday’s functional grammar and the Prague school
Kristin Davidse
39
Some principles of functional grammar
Simon C. Dik
81
S.C. Dik’s functional grammar: A pilgrimage to Prague?
Rudi Gebruers
101
II. The theme-rheme (tpoic-comment) issue in the Praguian tradition
On the delimitation of the theme in functional sentence perspective
Jan Firbas
137
Constitutive, informative and transformative models in modern English texts and sentences
Jiří Nosek
157
Prague functionalism an topic vs. focus
Petr Sgall
169
Functional sentence perspective and intensional logic
Aleš Svoboda and Pavel Materna
191
A functionalist approach to the acquisition of grammar
Elizabeth Bates and Brian MacWhinney
209
Functional sentence perspective in discourse and language acquisition
Wolf Paprotté and Chris Sinha
265
Processing strategies: A psycholinguistic neofunctionalism?
Gary D. Prideaux
297
IV. Functionalism in general linguistics
The overestimation of functionalism
William Labov
311
Function and structure in linguistic descriptions
W. Haas
333
Communication and expressivity
Axel Hübler
357
Functions of intonation
Jürgen Esser
381
Written language seen from the functionalist angle
Josef Vachek
395
V. Functionalism in linguistic description
Word-formation and poetic language: Non-lexicalized nominal compounds in the poetry of Kevin Crossley-Holland
Jean Boase-Beier
409
On acceptable violations of parallelism constraints
Alexander Grosu
425
A case of syntactic mimicry
James D. McCawley
459
Functionalism in contrastive analysis and translation studies
Vladimir Ivir
471
Index
483
“The volume clearly demonstrates the correctness of the editor's contention that functionalist thinking continues to have a significant (i.e. essential and inextricable) impact on current linguistics. ...its relevance to current work in a period of theoretical ferment makes it higly recommended reading.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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