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Functional Discourse GrammarA Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure$
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Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199278107

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.001.0001

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The Phonological Level

The Phonological Level

(p.421) 5 The Phonological Level
Functional Discourse Grammar

Kees Hengeveld (Contributor Webpage)

J. Lachlan Mackenzie (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter is concerned with the contribution of phonological distinctions to encoding the Interpersonal and Representational Levels. Utterances are composed of layers of structure, right down to the Syllable. Not all the layers are in evidence in all languages, however. The chapter focuses on prosodic distinctions.

Keywords:   Utterance, Intonational Phrase, Phonological Phrase, Phonological Word, Foot, Syllable, Clitic, Nuclear Syllable

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