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Michel Kefer On Functional Explanations of Language Change
Dirk Geeraerts Functional Explanations in Diachronic Semantics
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adposition Amsterdam analysis arbitrary assertion basic believe Bossuyt Chomsky clitics communicative complex concept constituent constraints construction context diachronic semantics Dik's discourse discussion domain efficiency principle elements embedded entailment example expression rules fact figure formal functional explanation Functional Grammar functional prerequisites functionally motivated Gazdar Geeraerts given head noun Head Proximity headless relatives intended interpretations Isomorphism Jacaltec John Kru languages language change linguistic expressions markedness Middelburg Middle Dutch Modern Dutch natural languages notion Nuyts object ordering patterns position possible pragmatic function predication presupposition Principle of Head pronominal propositions prototypical R-hold refer relative clause relative pronoun relevant respect restricted satellite semantic change semantic function sentence speaker strong generative capacity structure Subj syntactic function assignment syntax that-one theory tin star tion Topic transformations underlying universals utterance V-final languages verb Werth word order