Functional Explanations in Linguistics

Functional Explanations in Linguistics

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  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 160 x 240mm | 520g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111326
  • 9781588111326

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Bossuyt, Alain); 2. On the Notion "Functional Explanation" (by Dik, Simon C.); 3. On Functional Explanations of Language Change, Universals and Rules (by Kefer, Michel); 4. Functional Explanations in Diachronic Semantics (by Geeraerts, Dirk); 5. Word Order Universals Revisited: The Principle of Head Proximity (by Rijkhoff, Jan); 6. Functional Requirements: Causes or Constraints upon Language Change? (by Bossuyt, Alain); 7. Modern Dutch could be Middle Dutcher than you Think (And Vice Versa) (by Weerman, Fred); 8. On Certain Formal Properties of Dik's Functional Grammar (by Miller, Philip H.); 9. What Formalists Seem not to Understand About Functionalism: A Rejoinder to P. Miller (by Nuyts, Jan); 10. A Functional Approach to Presupposition: Pulling the Plug on Holes and Filters (by Werth, Paul); 11. Summaries - Resumes - Samenvattingenshow more