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By Kees Hengeveld,J. Lachlan Mackenzie

This ebook is the 1st finished presentation of useful Discourse Grammar, a brand new and demanding thought of language constitution. The authors set out its nature and origins and convey the way it pertains to modern linguistic concept. They exhibit and try out its explanatory energy and descriptive application opposed to linguistic evidence from over a hundred and fifty languages throughout quite a lot of linguistic households.

After a whole advent the publication is split into chapters keen on the 4 degrees of grammatical illustration - pragmatic, semantic, morphosyntactic, and phonological - every one of which has its personal hierarchical constitution. sensible Discourse Grammar deals a radical account of the way the use and which means of language impact linguistic shape via conditioning degrees of formula which feed into degrees of encoding, all with their very own particular features. The booklet bargains a terrific advent to the idea and its functions in typology and outline for students in linguistics and similar fields from graduate scholars upwards.

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