By Evelien Keizer

this is often the 1st textbook on practical Discourse Grammar, a lately built conception of language constitution which analyses utterances at 4 autonomous degrees of grammatical illustration: pragmatic, semantic, morphosyntactic and phonological. The ebook deals a truly systematic and hugely obtainable creation to the idea: following the top-down association of the version, it takes the reader step by step although a number of the degrees of research (from pragmatics
down to phonology), whereas even as delivering a close account of the interplay among those varied degrees. the various routines, labeled in line with measure of hassle, make sure that scholars are challenged to exploit the speculation in an inventive demeanour, and invite them to check and
evaluate the speculation by way of making use of it to the hot information in numerous linguistic contexts.

Evelien Keizer makes use of examples from various resources to illustrate how the idea of useful Discourse Grammar can be utilized to examine and clarify crucial practical and formal positive aspects of present-day English. The publication additionally includes examples from a large choice of alternative typologically varied languages, making it appealing not just to scholars of English linguistics yet to a person drawn to linguistic conception extra generally.

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