Functional Grammar is a linguistic theory in which language is regarded intrinsically as a vehicle of communicative interaction. As such it has a strongly pragmatic orientation, and this book presents the results of some of the most recent research into pragmatics within the Functional Grammar framework. A good deal of attention is paid, in particular, to the treatment of discourse-level phenomena. manifestations.
Cohesion in functional grammar, Kees Hengeveld; discourse markers, discourse structure and functional grammar, Caroline Kroon; a functionally oriented analysis of spoken dialogue between individuals linked by a computer network, John H. Connolly et al; business conversations from a conversational analytical and a functional grammar perspective, Ans A.G. Steuten; combining functional grammar and rhetorical structure theory for discourse representation, Jon Atle Gulla; what (if anything) is accessibility? a relevance-oriented criticism of Ariel's accessibility theory of referring expressions, Anne Reboul; pragmatic functions, special positions and accent in Dutch, Roel M. Vismans; pragmatic functions and special sentence positions in Bulgarian, Svillen B. Stanchev; discourse pragmatic functions of the theme constituent in spoken European Spanish, Angela Downing; infinitivals initially - theme/topic/focus, Yael Ziv; the function and typology of coordinating conjunctions - evidence from discourse and language-contact situations, Yaron Matras; clauses as discourse operators in Tura, Thomas Bearth.