Functional Grammar and Verbal Interaction by Mike Hannay, A. Machtelt Bolkestein

By Mike Hannay, A. Machtelt Bolkestein

Practical Grammar (FG) as set out via Simon Dik is the formidable blend of a functionalist method of the examine of language with a constant formalization of the underlying buildings which it acknowledges as correct. the current quantity represents the makes an attempt made in the FG framework to extend the speculation to be able to disguise a much broader empirical area than is common for hugely formalized linguistic theories, specifically that of written and spoken discourse, whereas conserving its methodological precision. The booklet covers an array of phenomena, either from monologue and from discussion fabric, on the subject of discourse constitution, speaker goals and objectives, motion concept, the stream of knowledge, illocutionary strength, modality, and so on. The valuable query underlying lots of the contributions issues the relation among, and the department of labour among the present grammatical module of FG at the one hand, and a discourse or pragmatic module in a position to dealing with such discourse phenomena at the different. What emerges are new proposals for the formal remedy of for example illocutionary strength and the informational prestige of components. the various facts mentioned are from ‘real’ language instead of being invented, and samples from numerous languages except English
(Spanish, Polish, Latin, French) are tested and used as illustrations of the theoretical challenge to be solved.
Readership: theoretical linguists and discourse and dialog analysts

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Sec­ ond, this report or description must be Objective'. Objectivity, in this context, means the absence of any kind of speaker intervention in his text: no commen­ tary, comparison or evaluation is allowed. Moreover, as Benveniste (1966: 241) claims, there is no speaker in the case of a 'Récit' text: 'In fact, there is even no narrator... Nobody speaks here ; the events seem to narrate them­ selves'. e. a 'flesh-and-blood' author. Belonging to this category of discourse are historical, scientific, narra­ tive texts etc.

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B. c. He didn't see that the girl cried. He saw that the girl didn't cry.  didn't see that the girl didn't cry. 48 MOHAMMED JADIR Turning now to the distinction between the IPSoA and IPI readings, consider the following example: (19) I see a man falling off a ladder. This type of example is problematic in that while it designates an IPIconstruction, it can easily be reinterpreted in terms of a IPSoA reading. Com­ pare for example (20a) and (20b): (20) a. b. We saw [a man] [falling off a ladder] We saw [a man falling off a ladder] (20a) represents the 'entity reading', and (20b) the 'SoA reading' (cf.

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