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This quantity, which represents an immense boost on Simon Dik's ultimate assertion of the speculation (1997), lays the root for the long run evolution of FG in the direction of a useful Discourse Grammar. It rises to the double problem of specifying the interface among discourse and grammar and of detailing the expression principles that hyperlink semantic illustration and morphosyntactic shape. the outlet bankruptcy, through Kees Hengeveld, units out in programmatic shape a brand new structure for FG which either preserves the simplest of the normal version and gives a spot for various fresh insights. the remainder chapters are dedicated to refining and constructing the programme laid down by way of Hengeveld, bringing in facts from more than a few languages in addition to theoretical insights encouraged through adjacent frameworks. Of particular curiosity are an account by way of Matthew Anstey of the way present proposals come up from the heritage of FG and diverse chapters within which the version is introduced a lot towards an account of real-time language construction, particularly together with the 1st ever certain account of the workings of expression principles, by means of Dik Bakker and Anna Siewierska. the ultimate bankruptcy, additionally by means of Hengeveld, attracts jointly the findings of some of the chapters, culminating in an elaborated version that represents the main refined assertion of useful Grammar at the moment to be had. the quantity therefore offers a coherent account of FG as a idea which mixes formal explicitness with a wide account of language functions.

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