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date: 22 September 2020

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Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG) is a typologically based structural-functional theory of language. It has a top-down organization to achieve psychological adequacy, and takes the Discourse Act as its basic unit of analysis to achieve pragmatic adequacy. Although itself strictly a model of grammar, FDG is designed to interact with Conceptual, Contextual, and Output Components, so as to enhance its compatibility with a wider theory of verbal interaction.

Keywords: functionalism, language typology, discourse act, top-down architecture, pragmatics, semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology

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