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Title: Dynamic formulation in Functional Discourse Grammar
Paper URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024384108000806
Author: Kees Hengeveld
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Homepage: http://home.hum.uva.nl/oz/hengeveldp
Institution: Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, University of Amsterdam
Author: Niels Smit
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Homepage: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nlssmt
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Linguistic Field: Linguistic Theories; Syntax
Abstract: The paper proposes a dynamic account of Functional Discourse Grammar. While the overall organization of the static model is strictly hierarchical, the interaction between its constituent components in the generation of linguistic expressions is shown to be more intricate. We propose to supplement the hierarchical architecture of the model with two procedural rules (top-down and depth-first), which in conjunction with a rigid distinction between restriction and predication in underlying clause structures account for these intricacies.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Lingua, Volume 119, Issue 8, Pages 1118-1130 (August 2009)
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024384108000806


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