Table of Contents

Pt. 1. Reconnecting language.
pt. 2. Dependency.
pt. 3. Cross-linguistic morphosyntax.
pt. 4. Case and semantic roles in discourse. Although the contributors to this book do not belong to one particular 'school' of linguistic theory, they all share an interest in the external functions of language in society and in the relationship between these functions and internal linguistic phenomena. In this sense they all take a functional approach to grammatical issues. Apart from this common starting-point, the contributions share the aim of demonstrating the non-autonomous nature of morphology and syntax, and the inadequacy of linguistic models which deal with syntax, morphology and lexicon in separate, independent components. Th.