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Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar William A. Foley, Jr.

Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar par William A. Foley, Jr.

Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar William A. Foley, Jr.


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Résumé

A great deal of the grammatical machinery in a language is devoted to the speaker's ability to signal the temporal relations between different events and different people making it clear who is being talked about. Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar explores how different grammatical systems accomplish this.

Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar Résumé

Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar William A. Foley, Jr.

The key argument of this book, originally published in 1984, is that when human beings communicate with each other by means of a natural language they typically do not do so in simple sentences but rather in connected discourse - complex expressions made up of a number of clauses linked together in various ways. A necessary precondition for intelligible discourse is the speaker's ability to signal the temporal relations between the events that are being discussed and to refer to the participants in those events in such a way that it is clear who is being talked about. A great deal of the grammatical machinery in a language is devoted to this task, and Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar explores how different grammatical systems accomplish it. This book is an important attempt to integrate the study of linguistic form with the study of language use and meaning. It will be of particular interest to field linguists and those concerned with typology and language universals, and also to anthropologists involved in the study of language function.

Sommaire

List of tables; List of figures; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Theoretical preliminaries; 2. The semantic structure of the clause; 3. Case marking; 4. Intraclausal syntax; 5. Juncture and operators; 6. Nexus; 7. Systems of discourse cohesion: reference-tracking mechanisms; List of tables; List of figures.

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GOR009887700
9780521269049
0521269040
Functional Syntax and Universal Grammar William A. Foley, Jr.
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Cambridge University Press
1984-09-13
432
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