Descriptive Adequacy in Functional Grammar

  1. María Jesús Pérez Quintero
  2. Kees Hengeveld
Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses

ISSN: 0211-5913

Year of publication: 2001

Issue Title: Challenges and developments in functional grammar

Issue: 42

Pages: 103-118

Type: Article

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  • Human Sciences: C


This paper argues that descriptive adequacy in FG covers both typological and single-language facts. In order to illustrate this, a semantically based hierarchy, predicting the use of verb forms in adverbial clauses, is shown to be operative both cross-linguistically and with respect to frequency of occurrence in the grammar of a single language: English