Explorations in Functional Syntax

Explorations in Functional Syntax
Author: George David Morley
Publsiher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1904768008

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Explorations in Functional Syntax develops a practical framework for analyzing the syntactic structure of a text from a functional perspective. It outlines a model in which the syntactic analysis, on a single dimension, mirrors more explicitly the multidimensional meaning structure of the text. The syntactic framework thus takes account of semantic concepts such as participants and things, processes, features and qualities, and circumstances, all of which constitute elements of ideas. But it also deals with the cohesive links which connect ideas and with personal comments, etc. which may be interspersed in amongst them. Though set firmly in the mould of systemic functional grammar, the book focuses on lexicogrammar -grammatical units and relations, structural elements, configurations and complexities; social context and the semantic stratum are sketched out only as integral background. In elaborating a unitary syntactic framework which is functionally orientated so as to reflect the meaning structure of a text, the book represents a significant departure from the 'standard' mode of handling lexicogrammar in systemic linguistics. Important differences have been introduced with regard, firstly, to the nature of units on the rank scale and their relationships to structural complexes and, secondly, to the range and scope of elements of clause structure. The book is well illustrated with examples of the descriptive framework in action throughout the text and in a summary end chapter.

Explorations in Functional Syntax

Explorations in Functional Syntax
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2010
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 7510020816

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本书运用系统功能语言学的理论对英语的词汇语法进行了分析,为读者提供了一个词汇语法分析的新框架.

Perfect Explorations

Perfect Explorations
Author: Artemis Alexiadou,Monika Rathert,Arnim von Stechow
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 3110172291

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This series consists of collected volumes and monographs about specific issues dealing with interfaces among the subcomponents of linguistic structure: phonology-morphology, phonology-syntax, syntax-semantics, syntax-morphology, and syntax-lexicon. Recent linguistic research has recognized that the subcomponents of grammar interact in non-trivial ways. What is currently under debate is the actual range of such interactions and their most appropriate representation in grammar, and this is precisely the focus of this series. Specifically, it provides a general overview of various topics by examining them through the interaction of grammatical components. The books function as a state-of- the-art report of research.

Explorations of the Syntax Semantics Interface

Explorations of the Syntax Semantics Interface
Author: Jens Fleischhauer,Anja Latrouite,Rainer Osswald
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2016-09-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9783110720297

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The articles in this volume present original research on the encoding of meaning in a variety of constructions and languages. Many of the contributions take the framework of Role and Reference Grammar as a point of reference, either by applying it to the analysis of linguistic data or by discussing, extending, and challenging some of its assumptions. The topics of the articles range from general questions concerning the relation of meaning and its syntactic realization to the study of specific grammatical phenomena in a number of typologically diverse languages, including Yucatec Maya, Kabardian, Tagalog, Murik-Kopar, Avatime, Whitesands, Tundra Yukaghir, and various Indo-European languages. The articles will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working on the interface between syntax, semantics and pragmatics. This series 'Studies in Language and Cognition' explores issues of mental representation, linguistic structure and representation, and their interplay. The research presented in this series is grounded in the idea explored in the Collaborative Research Center `The structure of representations in language, cognition and science' (SFB 991) that there is a universal format for the representation of linguistic and cognitive concepts.

Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization

Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization
Author: Samuel D. Epstein,Hisatsugu Kitahara,T. Daniel Seely
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2015-04-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781317525936

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This volume presents a series of papers written by Epstein, Kitahara and Seely, each of which explores fundamental linguistic questions and analytical mechanisms proposed in recent minimalist work, specifically concerning recent analyses by Noam Chomsky. The collection includes eight papers by the collaborators (one with Miki Obata), plus three additional papers, each individually authored by Epstein, Kitahara and Seely, that cover a range of related topics including: the minimalist commitment to explanation via simplification; the Strong Minimalist Thesis; strict adherence to simplest Merge, Merge (X, Y) = {X, Y}, subject to 3rd factor constraints; and state-of-the-art concepts and consequences of Chomsky’s most recent proposals. For instance, the volume clarifies and explores: the properties of Merge, feature inheritance and Agree; the nature of phases, cyclicity and countercyclicity; the properties of Transfer; the interpretation of features and their values and the role formal features play in the form and function of syntactic operations; and the specific properties of derivations, partially ordered rule application, and the nature of interface representations. At the cutting edge of scholarship in generative syntax, this volume will be an essential resource for syntax researchers seeking to better understand the minimalist program.

Functional Approach to Professional Discourse Exploration in Linguistics

Functional Approach to Professional Discourse Exploration in Linguistics
Author: Elena N. Malyuga
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2019-08-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9789813291034

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This book presents research into various types of professional discourse through the prism of the functional linguistics approach. Focusing mainly on practical aspects of speech, the book discusses various topics, such as structural, semantic, cognitive and pragmatic characteristics of professional discourse, argumentation strategies, humour in professional discourse, and word-building processes. It also highlights communicative effectiveness methods in professional discourse. Offering new ideas and discussing the latest findings, the book is intended for researchers, lecturers and professionals in the field.

Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective

Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective
Author: Qingshun He,Bingjun Yang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2015-02-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9783662463673

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​This book focuses on the structural diversity, semantic variability, case choice, stylistic characteristics and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses. The syntactic roles assumed by absolute clauses in the traditional sense can be categorized into clausal adjuncts, attendant circumstances and appositives. These three types of function correspond to the three hypotactic expansions in the relation system of clause complexes in Systemic Functional Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This research, therefore, redefines absolute clauses in the framework of SFL and proposes four syntactic types of absolute clauses: absolute paratactic clauses (elaboration), absolute hypotactic clauses (extension and enhancement), absolute projected clauses (fact and act) and absolute embedded clauses (subject). Based on the Brown family corpora, BNC and COHA, this research finds that different function types of absolute clauses differ in terms of their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and both nominative and accusative cases are acceptable.

Analysing English Grammar

Analysing English Grammar
Author: Lise Fontaine
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780521190664

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A practical step-by-step introduction to the analysis of English grammar, taking an integrated approach to function and structure.