Discourse and Pragmatics in Functional Grammar

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John H. Connolly
Walter de Gruyter, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 235 pages
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Functional Grammar is a linguistic theory in which language is regarded intrinsically as a vehicle of communicative interaction. As such it has a strongly pragmatic orientation, and this book presents the results of some of the most recent research into pragmatics within the Functional Grammar framework. A good deal of attention is paid, in particular, to the treatment of discourse-level phenomena. manifestations.
 

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Contents

Discourse markers discourse structure and Functional Grammar
17
A functionally oriented analysis of spoken dialogue between individuals
33
Business conversations from a conversation analytical and a Functional
59
Combining Functional Grammar and Rhetorical Structure Theory
75
What if anything is accessibility? A relevanceoriented criticism
91
Pragmatic functions special positions and accent in Dutch
109
Discourse pragmatic functions of the Theme constituent in spoken
137
ThemeTopicFocus
163
evidence from
177
Clauses as discourse operators in Tura
193
Index of Names
223
Index of Languages
236
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