Functions of Language

Editors
ORCID logoMartin Hilpert | University of Neuchâtel
ORCID logoJ. Lachlan Mackenzie | VU University Amsterdam
ORCID logoSumin Zhao | University of Edinburgh
Review Editor
ORCID logoMark Nartey | University of the West of England
Managing Editor
Caroline Gentens | KU Leuven | caroline.gentens at kuleuven.be

Functions of Language is an international journal of linguistics which explores the functionalist perspective on the organisation and use of natural language. It publishes articles and reviews books from the full spectrum of functionalist linguistics, seeking to bring out the fundamental unity behind the various schools of thought, while stimulating discussion among functionalists. It encourages the interplay of theory and description, and provides space for the detailed analysis, qualitative or quantitative, of linguistic data from a broad range of languages. Its scope is broad, covering such matters as prosodic phenomena in phonology, the clause in its communicative context, and regularities of pragmatics, conversation and discourse, as well as the interaction between the various levels of analysis. The overall purpose is to contribute to our understanding of how the use of languages in speech and writing has impacted, and continues to impact, upon the structure of those languages.

Functions of Language publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 0929-998X | E-ISSN: 1569-9765
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https://doi.org/10.1075/fol
Latest articles

22 January 2024

  • J. R. Martin , Beatriz Quiroz Pin Wang . 2023. Systemic functional grammar: A text-based description of English, Spanish and Chinese
    Reviewed by Hongmiao Gao
  • 3 January 2024

  • Francisco Yus . 2023. Pragmatics of internet humour
    Reviewed by Ruijia Zhang , Chang Xu Shengbin Du
  • 18 December 2023

  • Definite-like meaning of bare classifiers in Nung
    Esther Lam | FOL 30:3 (2023) pp. 287–319
  • 12 December 2023

  • Cardinal direction judgment based on the integration of spatial reference frames in different languages
    Qinghong Xu , Ru Ya , Ermiao Zhang , Jie Li , Ruhan Ah Min Li | FOL 30:3 (2023) pp. 320–348
  • 14 November 2023

  • Mira Kim , J. R. Martin , Gi-Hyun Shin Gyung Hee Choi . 2023. Korean grammar: A systemic functional approach
    Reviewed by Meizi Li | FOL 30:3 (2023) pp. 360–365
  • 17 August 2023

  • On the L1-acquisition of the pragmatics of discourse like
    Martin Schweinberger | FOL 30:3 (2023) pp. 255–286
  • 10 July 2023

  • Guy Dove . 2022. Abstract concepts and the embodied mind: Rethinking grounded cognition
    Reviewed by Jiayin Li | FOL 30:3 (2023) pp. 349–354
  • Jieun Kiaer . 2023. Multimodal communication in young multilingual children: Learning beyond words
    Reviewed by Pan Pan Hongqiang Zhu | FOL 30:3 (2023) pp. 355–359
  • 4 July 2023

  • The function of extra negation : Insights from the Dutch privative construction
    Egbert Fortuin | FOL 30:2 (2023) pp. 209–237
  • 27 June 2023

  • Seeing and knowing : Direct evidentials revisited
    Henrik Bergqvist | FOL 30:2 (2023) pp. 183–208
  • 6 June 2023

  • The genre specifics of English wh-exclamatives
    Daniela Schröder | FOL 30:2 (2023) pp. 159–182
  • 23 May 2023

  • Bingjun Yang . 2022. Non-finiteness: A process-relation perspective
    Reviewed by Akila Sellami Baklouti | FOL 30:2 (2023) pp. 249–254
  • 10 May 2023

  • Lihe Huang . 2022. Toward multimodal pragmatics: A Study of illocutionary force in Chinese situated discourse
    Reviewed by Yanhua Cheng | FOL 30:2 (2023) pp. 244–248
  • 28 March 2023

  • Thu Ngo , Susan Hood , J. R. Martin , Clare Painter , Bradley A. Smith Michele Zappavigna . 2022. Modelling paralanguage using systemic functional semiotics: Theory and application
    Reviewed by Zhigang Yu | FOL 30:2 (2023) pp. 238–243
  • Editorial announcement
    Martin Hilpert J. Lachlan Mackenzie | FOL 30:1 (2023) pp. 1–3
  • 14 February 2023

  • Continuative and contrastive discourse relations across discourse domains : Cognitive and cross-linguistic approaches
    Matthias Klumm , Anita Fetzer Evelien Keizer | FOL 30:1 (2023) p. 4
  • 31 January 2023

  • Continuity in discourse relations
    Debopam Das Markus Egg | FOL 30:1 (2023) pp. 41–66
  • Explicitness and implicitness of discourse relations in a multilingual discourse bank
    Amália Mendes , Deniz Zeyrek Giedrė Oles̆kevic̆ienė | FOL 30:1 (2023) pp. 67–91
  • 30 January 2023

  • The linguistic realization of continuative discourse relations in English discourse : A context-based analysis across narrative and argumentative genres
    Anita Fetzer Matthias Klumm | FOL 30:1 (2023) pp. 16–40
  • Adjustment, mismatches and accommodation of procedural and conceptual meaning : Experimental evidence around connectives
    Inés Recio Fernández , Óscar Loureda Adriana Cruz | FOL 30:1 (2023) pp. 110–135
  • 19 January 2023

  • Contrast marking variation in Romance and Germanic languages : Crosslinguistic and intralinguistic comparison through task-elicited speech
    Cecilia Andorno , Sandra Benazzo Christine Dimroth | FOL 30:1 (2023) p. 92
  • 29 November 2022

  • Do ‘say’ verbs really grammaticalize into complementizers through clause combination? Evidence from Chinese shuō ‘say’
    Haiping Long Chuanlin Deng | FOL 30:2 (2023) pp. 137–158
  • 1 November 2022

  • Self-denigration in academic discourse : The case of the Iranian doctoral defense
    Nadia Mayahi Alireza Jalilifar | FOL 29:3 (2022) pp. 300–327
  • 28 October 2022

  • Effects of verb and construction frequency in sentence comprehension : The case of dative constructions in Korean
    Hyunwoo Kim Gyu-Ho Shin | FOL 29:3 (2022) pp. 274–299
  • 12 September 2022

  • Exchange Structure: Refinements to the model through a study of multiparty discourse of 4 to 5 year-old children
    Margaret Berry Sarah Jane Mukherjee | FOL 29:3 (2022) pp. 253–273
  • J.R. Martin , Karl Maton Y.J. Doran (eds.). 2020. Accessing academic discourse: Systemic Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory
    Reviewed by Hui Zou Chenguang Chang | FOL 29:3 (2022) pp. 350–356
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