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date: 15 September 2019

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This chapter argues that framework-free grammatical description/analysis and explanation is superior to framework-bound analysis because all languages have different categories, and languages should be described in their own terms. Frameworks represent aprioristic assumptions that are likely to lead to a distorted description of language. The chapter argues against restrictive theoretical frameworks of the generative type, against frameworks of functional approaches such as Functional Grammar and Role and Reference Grammar, and against Basic Linguistic Theory.

Keywords: linguistic analysis, languages, frameworks, Functional Grammar, Reference Grammar, Basic Linguistic Theory

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