Idiomatic expressions in Functional Discourse Grammar

  title={Idiomatic expressions in Functional Discourse Grammar},
  author={Evelien Keizer},
  pages={1016 - 981}
  • E. Keizer
  • Published 1 September 2016
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics
Abstract This article addresses the question of how the theory of Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG), with its clear distinction between lexicon and grammar, can deal with semi-fixed constructions by proposing a consistent and cognitively plausible account of idiomatic expressions that can not only deal with the partly unpredictable and partly productive character of these expressions, but also with the variation within the class of idioms. It is argued that, on the basis of both semantic and… 

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