By J. Lachlan Mackenzie, Hella Olbertz
This e-book presents ten case reviews in sensible Discourse Grammar (FDG), a typologically-oriented conception of the association of normal languages that has risen to prominence lately. The authors, all dedicated practitioners of FDG, contain Kees Hengeveld, the highbrow father of the idea, who indicates the way it deals a greatly new method of constituent ordering. different subject matters coated are evidentiality, modality, adpositions, verb morphology, ownership, elevating, series of tenses, semi-fixed structures and prelinguistic conceptualization. the amount includes an advent that explains the rudiments of FDG and summarizes the 10 last chapters. The Casebook strikes on from Hengeveld & Mackenzie’s (2008) Functional Discourse Grammar to teach how the idea is utilized to linguistic difficulties new and outdated. The languages handled are Blackfoot, Dutch, English, Spanish, Welsh, indigenous languages of Brazil, and so forth.
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The simplest evidential system found has only one evidential marker, the reportative. The more complex systems range from two to four subtypes. The most obvious result of using this framework for an analysis of evidentiality is proof that the proposed evidential subtypes really have different semantic values, since it is possible to find the four subtypes in the same language. This is the case of 10 languages in the sample, belonging to 10 different families. In addition, the recognition of deduction, a kind of evidentiality that applies at the Episode level, is a confirmation of the layered structure of the Representational Level of FDG.
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Hengeveld, Kees. 2013. Parts-of-speech system as a basic typological determinant. In Flexible Word Classes. Typological Studies of Underspecified Parts of Speech, Jan Rijkhoff & Eva van Lier (eds). Oxford: OUP. Hengeveld, Kees & Mackenzie, J. Lachlan. 2008. Functional Discourse Grammar. A Typologically-Based Theory of Language Structure. Oxford: OUP. Mackenzie, J. Lachlan. 2009. Aspects of the interpersonal grammar of Gaelic. Linguistics 47(4): 885–911. Mosel, Ulrike. 1991. Transitivity and reflexivity in Samoan.