Studies in Functional Discourse Grammar

by J. Lachlan Mackenzie (Volume editor) María de los Ángeles Gómez-González (Volume editor)
©2005 Edited Collection II, 266 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 26


This book contains eight studies on Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG), with work by FDG’s foremost proponents, who provide both an introduction to the theory and a glimpse of current research projects. FDG derives its name from taking the discourse act as the basic unit of linguistic analysis. Each such unit receives four parallel analyses displaying its interpersonal, representational, morphosyntactic and phonological characteristics respectively.
What is striking about the emergence of FDG is that it enters into lively debate with various other contemporary frameworks that share its functionalist orientation. This facet of FDG is highlighted in this book, every chapter of which brings out the interconnectedness of current theoretical trends.


II, 266
ISBN (Softcover)
Funktionale Grammatik Diskursanalyse Kongress Zaragoza (2004) Functional Discourse Grammar Functionalism Cognitivism Language typology Non-verbal predication
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. II, 266 pp., 7 tables, 8 fig.

Biographical notes

J. Lachlan Mackenzie (Volume editor) María de los Ángeles Gómez-González (Volume editor)

The Editors: Lachlan Mackenzie, born in Scotland, was Professor of English Language at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is now a Consultant in Linguistics in Lisbon and publishes widely in Functional Grammar. He recently co-edited A New Architecture for Functional Grammar (2004) and Crucial Readings in Functional Grammar (2005). María de los Ángeles Gómez-González is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Santiago de Compostela. She is leader of the SCIMITAR Research Group and publishes extensively in functional linguistics. She is co-editor of The Dynamics of Language Use (2005) and author of The Theme – Topic Interface (2001).


Title: Studies in Functional Discourse Grammar