Hengeveld, Kees,‏ ‎ 1957-

Functional discourse grammar : a typologically-based theory of language structure / Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012. - xxiii, 503 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. - Oxford linguistics .

Printed ed. : 2008. Indexes : (p. [489]-503).

Bibliography : (p. [463]-487).

The interpersonal level -- The representational level -- The morphosyntactic level -- The phonological level.

"This book is the first comprehensive presentation of Functional Discourse Grammar, a new and important theory of language structure. The authors set out its nature and origins and show how it relates to contemporary linguistic theory. They demonstrate and test its explanatory power and descriptive utility against linguistic facts from over 150 languages across a wide range of linguistic families." "Functional Discourse Grammar offers a thorough account of how the use and meaning of language influence linguistic form by conditioning two levels of formulation which feed into two levels of encoding, all with their own specific characteristics. The book offers an ideal introduction to the theory and its applications in typology and description for scholars in linguistics and related fields from graduate students upwards."

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Functional discourse grammar.
Functionalism (Linguistics).
Grammar, Comparative and general.

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