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Meaning-Centered Grammar

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The second edition of Meaning-Centered Grammar is a substantially rewritten attempt to provide an audience of non-specialists with an overview of grammar as the underlying meaning-making system of the language.

It adds significant insights from cognitive and usage based linguistics while retaining respect for all functionally oriented approaches. It continues to retain the most functionally grounded elements of traditional grammar and to include compatible elements of phrase structure grammar.

The discourse orientation to the grammar is emphasized, continuing the view that language is what it is because of what it does. In this respect, it is a useful companion book to Writing, Reading, and Language, which draws generously on meaning-centered understandings of grammar while focusing more directly on discourse and genre.

Published: Sep 1, 2014