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Functional Grammar and Greek
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Functional Grammar (FG) is a theory based on the proposals by S. C. Dik (1997²). It considers semantic, syntactic and pragmatic factors as equally important for linguistic description. A number of predominantly Dutch, Spanish and Italian linguists have used Functional Grammar as a theoretical framework for Ancient Greek. The most relevant areas where it has been applied are: verb syntax and semantics, sentence structure, discourse structure and pragmatics.

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Jesús de la Villa, “Functional Grammar and Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000138>
First published online: 2013

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