New PDF release: A Functional Discourse Grammar for English (Oxford Textbooks

By Evelien Keizer

this is often the 1st textbook on useful Discourse Grammar, a lately constructed thought of language constitution which analyses utterances at 4 self sustaining degrees of grammatical illustration: pragmatic, semantic, morphosyntactic and phonological. The ebook bargains a really systematic and hugely obtainable advent to the idea: following the top-down association of the version, it takes the reader step by step notwithstanding many of the degrees of research (from pragmatics
down to phonology), whereas while delivering a close account of the interplay among those various degrees. the numerous workouts, classified in line with measure of hassle, make sure that scholars are challenged to take advantage of the speculation in an inventive demeanour, and invite them to check and
evaluate the speculation via making use of it to the recent facts in a number of linguistic contexts.

Evelien Keizer makes use of examples from quite a few resources to illustrate how the speculation of sensible Discourse Grammar can be utilized to examine and clarify crucial useful and formal beneficial properties of present-day English. The publication additionally includes examples from a wide selection of alternative typologically assorted languages, making it appealing not just to scholars of English linguistics yet to a person drawn to linguistic conception extra generally.

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