Layered Structure and Reference in a Functional Perspective

Papers from the Functional Grammar Conference, Copenhagen, 1990

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This volume contains revised and expanded versions of those papers from the 1990 Functional Grammar Conference in Copenhagen that contributed specifically to the current investigation of clause structure in terms of semantic layers. One of the key concepts in this discussion is 'reference'. Some papers discuss ways in which previous accounts of reference need to be expanded and differentiated to provide a consistent picture of referential properties. The power of layered analysis to bring out fundamental similarities between languages of very different types is the theme of another group of papers, again with the referential properties of constituents playing a central role. By some contributors layered analysis is challenged, and the question is raised as to how it might fit into a dynamic and pragmatic picture of language. The book is rounded off by a comparison between layered structure in Functional Grammar and in Government and Binding Theory.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 23]  1992.  xiii, 444 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii
Preface
ix
Predicates as Referring Expressions
Evelien Keizer
1
Parts of Speech
Kees Hengeveld
29
Predication, Aspect, and Negation
Co Vet
57
Subjective vs. Objective Modality: What Is the Difference?
Jan Nuyts
73
Aspect and Superaspect in koyukon: An Application of the Functional Grammar Model to a Polysynthetic Language
Michael Fortescue
99
Derivation and Inflection in a Functional Grammar of West Greenlandic
Lars Kristoffersen
143
Unit Accentuation as an Expression Device for Predicate Formation. The Case of Syntactic Noun Incorporation in Danish
Ole Nedergaard Thomsen
173
The Treatment of Turkish Nominal Compunds in FG
Gerjan van Schaaik
231
Places and Things
J. Lachlan Mackenzie
253
Classifiers in a Functional Perspective
Colette G. Craig
277
Semantic Content and Linguistic Structure in Functional Grammar. On the Semantics of ‘Nounhood’
Peter Harder
303
Free Relatives
Johan van der Auwera
329
Number, Gender and Countability in Danish: An FG Approach
Lars Johnsen
355
Conditionals in the Layered Structure of Functional Grammar
G. Wakker
369
Limits to Layering: Locatability and Other Problems
A. Machtelt Bolkestein
387
Layers in FG and GB
Anna Siewierska
409
Subject index
433
Index of names
441
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  92003529