Functional Grammar and Verbal Interaction

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| University of Amsterdam
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Functional Grammar (FG) as set out by Simon Dik is the ambitious combination of a functionalist approach to the study of language with a consistent formalization of the underlying structures which it recognizes as relevant. The present volume represents the attempts made within the FG framework to expand the theory so as to cover a wider empirical domain than is usual for highly formalized linguistic theories, namely that of written and spoken discourse, while retaining its methodological precision. The book covers an array of phenomena, both from monologue and from dialogue material, relating to discourse structure, speaker aims and goals, action theory, the flow of information, illocutionary force, modality, etc. The central question underlying most of the contributions concerns the relation between, and the division of labour between the existing grammatical module of FG on the one hand, and a discourse or pragmatic module capable of handling such discourse phenomena on the other. What emerges are new proposals for the formal treatment of for instance illocutionary force and the informational status of constituents. Many of the data discussed are from ‘real’ language rather than being invented, and samples from various languages other than English
(Spanish, Polish, Latin, French) are examined and used as illustrations of the theoretical problem to be solved.
Readership: theoretical linguists and discourse and conversation analysts
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 44]  1998.  xii, 304 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part 1 Discourse and grammar
The multilayered structure of the utterance: about illocution, modality and discourse moves
Co Vet
Benveniste's récit and discours as Discourse operators in Functional Grammar
Ahmed Moutaouakil
Textual cohesion and the notion of perception
Mohammed Jadir
Structure and coherence in business conversations
Ans A.G. Steuten
An outline of a pragmatic functional grammar
Marinus van den Berg
Part 2 The interpersonal component
Illocution and grammar: a double level approach
Frank Liedtke
Concession in Spanish
Mily Crevels
Epistemic possibility in the layered structure of the utterance
Co Vet
Information, Situation Semantics and Functional Grammar
John H. Connolly
Part 3 Information structure
What to do with Topic and Focus? Evaluating pragmatic information
A. Machtelt Bolkestein
Parallel Focus in English and Spanish: evidence from conversation
Elena Martínez Caro
Polish main clause constituent order and FG pragmatic functions
Anna Siewierska
The basis of syntax in the holophrase
J. Lachlan Mackenzie
Subject index
Index of names
List of contributors
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Cited by 2 other publications

Cornish, Francis
2002. Anaphora: lexico-textual structure or means for utterance integration within discourse? A critique of the functional-grammar account. Linguistics 40:3 Crossref logo
Gwilliams, Laura & Lise Fontaine
2015. Indeterminacy in process type classification. Functional Linguistics 2:1 Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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