Grammatical Relations: A Functionalist Perspective

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This volume presents a functional perspective on grammatical relations (GRs) without neglecting their structural correlates. Ever since the 1970s, the discussion of RGs by functionally-oriented linguists has focused primarily on their functional aspects, such as reference, cognitive accessibility and discourse topicality. With some exceptions, functionalists have thus ceded the discussion of the structural correlates of GRs to various formal schools. Ever since Edward Keenan's pioneering work on subject properties (1975, ...

Grammatical Relations: A Functionalist Perspective 1997, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781556196461

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Grammatical Relations: A Functionalist Perspective 1997, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781556196454

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