- Transparency in Functional Discourse Grammar
- Linguistics in Amsterdam
- Volume | Issue number
- 4 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
- Languages differ widely from one another in the extent to which they are transparent, i.e. obey one-to-one relationships between
meaning and form. This paper sets up a framework in which these cross-linguistic differences can be studied systematically,
using the theory of Functional Discourse Grammar.
Transparent and transparent relationships are defined using the multi-level architecture of this model of language, representing these relationships as mappings between and within levels.
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