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By J. Lachlan Mackenzie, María de los Ángeles Gómez-González

This quantity makes an attempt to provide a brand new structure for sensible grammar, bringing jointly many modern discoveries. In a center article through Kees Hengeveld, a heritage is given to a dozen contributions via a world array of students, each one of whom extra develops the version in his or her personal strong point. the amount concludes with an epilogue by way of Hengeveld, during which he attracts jointly a number of the strands right into a united idea.

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Yn) } predicate arguments satellites terms nuclear predication extended predication Figure 4. The predication structure in FG1 (Dik 1978a: 26) The overall model of FG is as follows: F U N D P R E D I C A T IO N C O N S T R U C T IO N P R E D I C A T IO N S E X P R E S S IO N R U L ES L IN G U IS T IC E X P R ES S IO N S Figure 5. The overall layout of FG1 (from Dik 1980b: 2) One could ask what the four arrows represent in the picture. Is this a productive model that mirrors a Speaker’s process, in which case the arrows 34 Matthew P.

The Amsterdam FG-DISCO group has met at irregular intervals over the last few years, and has been a very inspiring environment for discussion of the topics dealt with in this chapter. I am indebted to the members of this group, Machtelt Bolkestein, Mike Hannay, Caroline Kroon, Lachlan Mackenzie, Rodie Risselada, and Co Vet, for the many openminded and inspiring discussions we have had. A special word of thanks goes to Mike Hannay, for a revival of the group’s activities when the time was there, and to Lachlan Mackenzie for joining this revival.

Both sets are “social in nature” (1978a: 1) with the linguistic rules being “instrumental with respect to” the verbal interaction rules (1978a: 2). We therefore discern three notions of functionalism: language as a whole is functional with respect to social interaction (the functional paradigm); individual linguistic expressions within a language are functional with respect to their uses in particular instances of verbal interaction; and the individual components of linguistic expressions are functional with respect to other components in the expression (cf.

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