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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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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Functional Discourse Grammar
Author(s):

Kees Hengeveld (Contributor Webpage)

J. Lachlan Mackenzie (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278107.003.0001

The chapter presents Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG) as part of a wider theory of verbal interaction, specifying its distinguishing features and detailing its architecture and notational conventions. It is explained how the grammar can be implemented in linguistic analysis and how it relates to linguistic functionalism and to language typology.

Keywords:   top-down organization, Discourse Act, Conceptual Component, Contextual Component, Output Component, formulation, encoding, levels of representation, layering

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