Item description for From Discourse Process to Grammatical Construction (Studies in Discourse and Grammar) by Ronald Geluykens...
This study deals with interactional processes in conversational discourse, and the way they may get "syntacticized" into grammatical constructions. It investigates the link between discourse function and syntactic form, and the ways in which grammatical form is a reflection on communicative function, through examining the communicative functions of Left-Dislocation in English. The investigation is corpus-based, and focuses on spontaneous conversation, but other discourse types are also taken into account. The overall perspective is resolutely empirical, and preconceptions about the possible functions of Left-Dislocation are avoided.
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Studio: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.44" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date Oct 16, 1992
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Co.
ISBN 9027226113 ISBN13 9789027226112