A Functional Discourse Grammar for English (Oxford Textbooks by Evelien Keizer

By Evelien Keizer

this can be the 1st textbook on useful Discourse Grammar, a lately built thought of language constitution which analyses utterances at 4 self reliant degrees of grammatical illustration: pragmatic, semantic, morphosyntactic and phonological. The booklet deals a really systematic and hugely available advent to the speculation: following the top-down association of the version, it takes the reader step by step notwithstanding some of the degrees of research (from pragmatics
down to phonology), whereas while delivering a close account of the interplay among those diversified degrees. the numerous workouts, classified in accordance with measure of trouble, make sure that scholars are challenged to exploit the speculation in an artistic demeanour, and invite them to check and
evaluate the idea through employing it to the hot information in quite a few linguistic contexts.

Evelien Keizer makes use of examples from various assets to illustrate how the speculation of useful Discourse Grammar can be utilized to examine and clarify an important practical and formal positive factors of present-day English. The e-book additionally includes examples from a large choice of alternative typologically diversified languages, making it beautiful not just to scholars of English linguistics yet to an individual attracted to linguistic concept extra generally.

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