Functional Semantics: A Theory of Meaning, Structure and Tense in English
  • Functional Semantics: A Theory of Meaning, Structure and Tense in English
  • Functional Semantics: A Theory of Meaning, Structure and Tense in English

Functional Semantics: A Theory of Meaning, Structure and Tense in English

by Peter Harder
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110149419

ISBN-13: 9783110149418

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110149418
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series, #87
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.31(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Meaning1
2Meaning and the pursuit of knowledge: the world behind the word5
3Meaning and cognition33
4Meaning in a functional perspective79
5Semantics and pragmatics in a functional theory of meaning127
Pt. 2Structure147
2The functional basis of linguistic structure150
3Clause structure in a functional semantics193
4Conceptual meaning in a functional clause structure255
5Summary: function, structure, and autonomy297
Pt. 3Tense311
2The meanings of tenses315
3Tense & Co: time reference in the simple clause391
4Beyond the simple clause423
5Conclusion497
Notes505
References533
Index of names571
Index of subjects577

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