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

By Evelien Keizer

this can be 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 booklet bargains a really systematic and hugely available creation to the idea: following the top-down association of the version, it takes the reader step by step notwithstanding a few of the degrees of study (from pragmatics
down to phonology), whereas even as offering a close account of the interplay among those diverse degrees. the numerous workouts, categorised based on measure of hassle, make sure that scholars are challenged to take advantage of the idea in an artistic demeanour, and invite them to check and
evaluate the idea through utilizing it to the hot facts in a number of linguistic contexts.

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

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