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Functional Discourse Grammar: A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure

Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie


This book presents Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG). Chapter 1 gives an overall picture of the model and places it in the context of contemporary linguistics. Chapter 2 presents the interpersonal level of the grammar, at which the Discourse Act, the central object of FDG, is analysed. Chapter 3 is a systematic account of the representational level, where semantic distinctions are located. Chapter 4 is concerned with the morphosyntactic level and Chapter 5 with the phonological level; these show how FDG treats formal distinctions across languages. The book ends with Chapter 6, an application ... More

Keywords: Functional Discourse Grammar, FDG, grammar, pragmatics, semantics, morphosyntax, phonology, typology, discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278107
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kees Hengeveld, author
University of Amsterdam
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J. Lachlan Mackenzie, author
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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