The Structure of the Lexicon in Functional Grammar

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The papers collected in this volume concern five different aspects of the role of the lexicon in the theory of Functional Grammar such as developed by Simon C. Dik and his co-workers. The volume starts off with an eminently practical section on the Functional-Lexematic Model, a lexicological and lexicographical system which has largely been inspired by Dik’s principle of stepwise lexical decomposition. In addition to a theoretical introduction to the model, applications to English, German and Spanish are presented. The second part of the volume deals with the derivation of action-nouns, pseudo-reflexive verbs and causative constructions, thus offering new perspectives on predicate formation within Functional Grammar. This is followed by a section that centres around an important problem related to valency which up to now has had almost no attention within Functional Grammar: the question of how to account for the collocational properties of predicates. The fourth part of the book discusses (non-prototypical) transitive verbs and their relation to the typology of states of affairs, which leads to proposals of possible adaptations of Dik’s typology. The final section focusses on the relationship between the lexicon and the underlying structure of the clause. Three proposals of varying degrees of radicalism are presented to reconsider this relation.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 43]  1998.  xii, 312 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
ix
Part 1. The Functional-Lexematic Model
Methodological criteria for the elaboration of a functional lexicon-based grammar of the semantic domain of cognitive verbs
Pamela Faber and Ricardo Mairal-Usón
3
A functional-lexematic description of the verbal core lexicon of the German language
Jose-Antonio Calanas Continente
25
The compilation of a Spanish verbal lexicon based on functional-lexematic principles
Angel M. Felices Lago
47
Cognitive abilities from a functional-lexematic perspective
Eulalio Fernandez Sanchez
65
Meaning definitions and grammatical properties of predicates: Russian verbs of possession
Raissa Rozina
85
Part 2. Predicate formation
Support verb constructions as predicate formation
Irène Baron and Michael Herslund
99
Predicate formation for French pseudo-reflexive constructions?: With special reference to the verbs referring to an affective process
Jacques François
117
Causatives in Dutch and Swedish
Rolandt Tweehuysen
139
Part 3. Collocations
Enriching the Functional Grammar lexicon
Christopher S. Butler
171
Treatment of senses and collocations in dictionaries: an issue for lexicology and lexicography
Alessandra Corda
195
Part 4. Transitive verbs and the typology of States of Affairs
A prototype approach to transitivity: its implications for the FG typology of SoAs
Pilar Guerrero Medina
215
On some semantic, pragmatic and formal issues in the study of causative constructions
Ludmilla Podolski
233
Part 5. The lexicon and the underlying structure of the clause
The lexicon in FG and SFG: on the relation between syntax and semantics
Daniel García Velasco and Francisco Martin Miguel
249
Pronouns, adpositions, ‘adverbs’ and the lexicon
Paul O. Samuelsdorff
267
The Dynamic Lexicon from a functional perspective
Hans Weigand and Stijn Hoppenbrouwers
279
List of contributors
301
Index of names
303
Subject index
307
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  98018695