ERIC Number: EJ430047
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
On Addressing Functional Explanation in Linguistics.
Thompson, Sandra A.
Language and Communication, v11 n1-2 p93-97 1991
Responds to previous article suggesting that grammatical mode of communication arose via natural selection. Recent linguistic research is reviewed that demonstrates that grammar is discourse driven and that explanations for grammatical phenomena not only must come from outside the grammatical system but must come from principles governing the social and cognitive factors involved in people talking to each other. (JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For related article, see FL 521 116.