Language and Function

To the memory of Jan Firbas

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| Masaryk University
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The present volume, originally prepared to celebrate Jan Firbas' 80th birthday, unfortunately is presented only belatedly, to commemorate one of the most outstanding personalities of functional and structural linguistics. Its contributors have been inspired by the richness and penetrating invention of Firbas, contained in his analysis of functional sentence perspective and of many other aspects of sentence and discourse.
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Table of Contents
Preface
ix
Jan Firbas — An outstanding personality of European linguistics
Aleš Svoboda
1–7
Bibliography of the publications of Professor Jan Firbas, PhDr, DrSc, Dr.h.c. (Leeds, United Kingdom; Leuven, Belgium; Turku, Finland)
Eva Golková
9–22
‘There’s no such thing as syntax — and it’s a good thing, too…’
Robert de Beaugrande
23–37
Old English þa revisited
Leiv Egil Breivik
39–55
The double basis of the Prague functional approach: Mathesius and Jakobson
Frantisek Danes
57–69
FSP and the grammar of the weather in English
Kristin Davidse and Anneke Noppen
71–88
Theme, information and cohesion
Martin Davies
89–109
Negotiation topic coherence through talk-in-action
Angela Downing
119–126
Constancy of syntactic function across languages
Libuše Dušková
127–145
A consideration of the thematiser ‘wa’ in Japanese
Kazuo Fukuda
147–160
The semantic fields Unterhaltung and entertainment in their paradigmatic and syntagmatic interrelations
Rosemarie Gläser
161–184
Topic-focus articulation in the Czech national corpus
Eva Hajičová
185–194
The functions and meanings of word-formations (with reference to modern English)
Klaus Hansen
195–210
Observational linguistics and semiotics
Leonhard Lipka
211–222
Evidentiality and the construction of writer stance in native and non-native texts
JoAnne Neff, Emma Dafouz, Mercedes Díez Prados, Francisco Martinez, Rosa Prieto and Juan-Pedro Rica-Peromingo
223–235
Functional sentence perspective and translation
Peter Newmark
237–245
Linguistics across borders: The EIL phenomenon
Gerhard Nickel
247–254
Towards a history of linguistic ideas. A note on Jan Firbas and the Prague School
Jun Qian
255–268
Some sociolinguistic considerations on Old English phonology
Herbert Schendl
269–278
From functional sentence perspective to topic-focus articulation
Petr Sgall
279–287
-ende/-ing in the history of English
Toril Swan
289–305
Old Javanese word structure
Eugenius M. Uhlenbeck
307–314
On the associative anaphor in fairy tales
Ludmila Uhlírová
315–323
Lexical rules in Robert Baker’s “reflections on the English language”
Emma Vorlat
325–336
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002027700