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Parts of Speech: Descriptive tools, theoretical constructs
  • ISSN 0378-4177
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9978
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Abstract

In this paper we use the Theory of Functional Discourse Grammar to show that parts-of-speech (PoS) and dependent clauses (DCs) can both be defined in terms of the functions they may express. On the basis of this parallel treatment, we predict that the functional possibilities of PoS and DCs in languages are comparable. This hypothesis is tested using a sample of 23 languages. The results do show similarities between the functional patterns of the two types of constructions.
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2008-01-01
2019-10-22
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  • Article Type: Research Article
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