Functionalism in Linguistics

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René Dirven, Vilém Fried
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 489 pages
This volume offers a variety of viewpoints on the functional approach to the study of language. After an exposition of the Prague School functionalism, and Dik's and Halliday's functional approaches, it presents a wider area of text-linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, theoretical, descriptive and applied issues from a functional point of view, testifying of the very wide-spread and in-depth impact of functionalist thought on the present-day linguistic scene.
 

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Contents

BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION
Dedication
I FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS OF PRAGUE AND OTHER FUNCTIONAL APPROACHES
1 ON PRAGUE SCHOOL FUNCTIONALISM IN LINGUISTICS
2 MAK HALLIDAYS FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR AND THE PRAGUE SCHOOL
3 SOME PRINCIPLES OF FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR
A PILGRIMAGE TO PRAGUE?
II THE THEMERHEME TOPICCOMMENT ISSUE IN THE PRAGUIAN TRADITION
A PSYCHOLINGUISTIC NEOFUNCTIONALISM?
IV FUNCTIONALISM IN GENERAL LINGUISTICS
12 THE OVERESTIMATION OF FUNCTIONALISM
13 FUNCTION AND STRUCTURE IN LINGUISTIC DESCRIPTIONS
14 COMMUNICATION AND EXPRESSIVITY
15 FUNCTIONS OF INTONATION
16 WRITTEN LANGUAGE SEEN FROM THE FUNCTIONALIST ANGLE
V FUNCTIONALISM IN LINGUISTIC DESCRIPTION

5 ON THE DELIMITATION OF THE THEME IN FUNCTIONAL SENTENCE PERSPECTIVE
6 CONSTITUTIVE INFORMATIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE MODELS IN MODERN ENGLISH TEXTS AND SENTENCES
7 PRAGUE FUNCTIONALISM AND TOPIC VS FOCUS
8 FUNCTIONAL SENTENCE PERSPECTIVE AND INTENSIONAL LOGIC
III FUNCTIONALISM AS A PSYCHOLINGUISTIC ISSUE
9 A FUNCTIONALIST APPROACH TO THE ACQUISITION OF GRAMMAR
10 FUNCTIONAL SENTENCE PERSPECTIVE IN DISCOURSE AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
NONLEXICALIZED NOMINAL COMPOUNDS IN THE POETRY OF KEVIN CROSSLEYHOLLAND
18 ON ACCEPTABLE VIOLATIONS OF PARALLELISM CONSTRAINTS
19 A CASE OF SYNTACTIC MIMICRY
20 FUNCTIONALISM IN CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS AND TRANSLATION STUDIES
INDEX OF NAMES
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