Publication details [#20642]

Nuyts, Jan. 1992. Aspects of a cognitive-pragmatic theory of language. On cognition, functionalism, and grammar. John Benjamins. xii + 399 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Person as a subject


N. introduces the concept of a Functional Procedural Grammar, which combines cognitivism and functionalism in its approach to language, and illustrates this perspective with an analysis of negative-raising. Topics under discussion are: the cognitivist and functionalist points of view and their intervelation, the formalism/functionalism debate, the Chomskyan conception of language and cognition, Dik's Functional Grammar, and the nature of linguistic and conceptual knowledge.

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