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Discourse

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A discourse consists of usage events, and in the usage based approach linguistic units are seen as being abstracted from such events. Discourse is fundamentally interactive and necessarily dynamic. ... More


Discourse and Pragmatics

Janet Zhiqun Xing

in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the manner with which non-native speakers of Chinese language acquired discourse competence wherein even the native Chinese ... More


Jack of all trades: the Sri Lanka Malay flexible adjective

Sebastian Nordhoff

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Nordhoff’s chapter presents the parts-of-speech system of Sri Lanka Malay, which consists of verbs, nouns, and adjectives, and argues that the latter are fully flexible parts of speech, which can be ... More


Discourse Function

Lauren Fonteyn

in Categoriality in Language Change: The Case of the English Gerund

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190917579
eISBN:
9780190917609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917579.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Taking a slightly different perspective on reference compared to the previous chapter, this chapter considers nominal and verbal gerunds in light of their discourse-functional behavior. It is argued ... More


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