Web Papers in Functional Discourse Grammar (WP-FDG)

At this page you can access the issues of Web Papers in Functional Discourse Grammar  and its predecessors Working papers in Functional Grammar and Web Papers in Functional Grammar. The first Working Paper in Functional Grammar (WPFG) appeared in 1985. In 2003, when the papers were made available electronically, the name was changed to Web Papers in Functional Grammar (WPFG), and in 2008 to Web Papers in Functional Discourse Grammar (WP-FDG). The numbering of the issues is continuous. Up to 2018, 91 issues of WPFG and WP-FDG have been published, contributing to ongoing discussions within Functional Grammar and now within Functional Discourse Grammar and raising new topics of concern.

Given the many other possibilities of publishing first versions of research papers online, WP-FDG was discontinued in 2018. A complete list of issues of WPFG and WP-FDG published up to that date can be found below. All the links below are PDF documents, and require Adobe Reader to view them.



  1. John Connolly. Construal and the Conceptual Component of Functional Discourse Grammar.
  2. 2017 

  3. Hella Olbertz. Periphrastic expressions of non-epistemic modal necessity in Spanish: A semantic description.
  4. John Connolly. On the Conceptual Component of Functional Discourse Grammar.
  5. 2015

  6. John Connolly. Conceptualisation and Formulation in the Generation of the Verb Phrase in English and Welsh within Functional Discourse Grammar.
  7. 2014

  8. Klaas Seinhorst. Phonetics in Functional Discourse Grammar.
  9. 2013

  10. Ahmed Moutaouakil. Mapping and Transparency in Arabic: A comparative approach.
  11. 2011

  12. Ahmed Moutaouakil. Emphasis and Emphatic Marking in Arabic: A Functional Discourse Grammar approach.
  13. Marlou van Rijn. Phrasal alignment in Functional Discourse Grammar.
  14. 2010

  15. Gerry Wanders and Evelien Keizer (editors). Special Issue: The London papers II
           John H. Connolly.  Accommodating Multimodality in Functional Discourse Grammar , pp 1-18
           Ángel Herrero Blanco and Ventura Salazar García.  The Expression of Modality in Spanish Sign Language, pp 19-42
           Evelien Keizer.  Multi-preposition constructions in English, pp 43-66 
  16. 2009

  17. Evelien Keizer and Gerry Wanders (editors). Special Issue: The London papers I
           J. Lachlan Mackenzie.  English fail to as a periphrastic negative: an FDG account, pp 1-28
           Kees Hengeveld and Evelien Keizer.  Non-straightforward communication, pp 29-50
           Valéria Vendrame.  Integration of Subsidiary Discourse Acts in Brazilian Portuguese, pp 51-65
           Hella Olbertz.  Mirativity and Exclamatives in Functional Discourse Grammar:evidence from Spanish, pp 66-82    
           Ahmed Moutaouakil.  Exceptive Constructions: From the Arabic Grammatical Tradition to Functional Discourse Grammar, pp 83-96
           Francis Cornish.  Text and discourse as context: Discourse anaphora and the FDG Contextual Component, pp 97-115
  18. 2007

  19. Roberto Gomes Camacho. The argument structure of deverbal nouns in Brazilian Portuguese.
  20. Carmen Portero Muñoz. English 'NOUN + NOUN' sequences: their place in Functional Discourse Grammar.
  21. 2004

  22. Kees Hengeveld ed. Morphology in Functional Discourse Grammar.
  23. Evelien Keizer. Term structure in FG: a modest proposal.
  24. 2002

  25. Matthew Anstey. Layers and Operators revisited.
  26. Daniel García Velasco and Carmen Portero Muñoz. Understood Objects in Functional Grammar.
  27. 2001

  28. Pilar Guerrero Medina. Reconsidering aspectuality : interrelations between grammatical and lexical aspect.
  29. John Charles Smith. Illocutionary Conversion, Bystander Deixis, and Romance 'Ethic' Pronouns.
  30. 2000

  31. Francis Cornish. The Functional Grammar conception of discourse anaphora : a (constructive) critique.
  32. 1999

  33. Casper de Groot, Hella Olbertz. Functional Grammar Publications 1978-1998.
  34. Dik Bakker, Ewald Hekking. A functional approach to linguistic change through language contact.
  35. Kwee Tjoe Liong. Adverbial clauses, FG, and the change from sentence grammar to discourse-text grammar.
  36. Ahmed Moutaouakil. Exclamation in Functional Grammar : Sentence Type, Illocution or Modality?
  37. Kwee Tjoe Liong. Questions in the quasi-productive mode of the Functional Grammar model.
  38. Dik Bakker. FG Expression Rules : from templates to constituent structure.
  39. 1998

  40. Dik Bakker. Language change: some implications for the theory of Functional Grammar.
  41. María Á. Gómez-González. Aspects of Topic and Topicality in Functional Grammar.
  42. 1997

  43. Roman Kalisz, Wojciech Kubinski. Functional Grammar vs. Cognitive Linguistics.
  44. Johan van der Auwera. Cosubordination.
  45. 1996

  46. Jacques François. Reference to space and time through local adpositions and local cases : beyond the proposals of C. de Groot, J.H. Connolly, and J.L. Mackenzie.
  47. Kwee Tjoe Liong. Comments on some aspects of ProfGlot (explanatory notes and critical assessment).
  48. Monika Klages-Kubitzki. A functional model of referential processes.
  49. 1995

  50. [Martine Cuvalay. The E-structure in FG : towards a consistent treatment of Tense, Mood, Aspect and Illocutionary Force. ]
    Cuvalay, Martine (1997) The Arabic verb. A Functional Grammar approach to verbal expressions in classical and mordern Arabic. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter
  51. [Jan Rijkhoff. Bystander and social deixis.]
    Rijkhoff, Jan (1998) 'Bystander deixis'. In: Yaron Matras (ed), The Romani elemant in non-standard speech, 51-67. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz
  52. John H. Connolly. On the generation of internally complex English temporal satellite terms.
  53. 1994

  54. Bart van Hoorick. Pragmatic positions and the history of English word order.
  55. 1993

  56. Anna Siewierska. Semantic functions and theta-roles.
  57. Louis Goossens. "Have" in a FG of English.
  58. Klaus Wedekind. Texterzeugung am Beispiel kuschitischer Narrativtexte.
  59. Lourens de Vries. Notional and coded information roles.
  60. Mario Brdar, Rita Brdar Szabo. FG and prototype theory : a case study from English, German, Croatian and Hungarian.
  61. A. Moutaouakil. On the layering of underlying clause structure in FG.
  62. Roger Marshall. Natural language, Graphics, Animation and Robotics : Formalizing the Semantic and Semiotic Nexus.
  63. 1992

  64. Jo van den Hauwe. Progressive markers in a FG of Dutch.
  65. [Lourens de Vries. Clause combining in spoken and written language : evidence from the oral languages of New Guinea.]
    de Vries, Lourens (1993) 'Clause combining in oral Trans-New Guinea languages'. Text 13/4,481-502
  66. J. Lachlan Mackenzie. English spatial prepositions in FG.
  67. Simon Dik, Peter Kahrel. ProfGlot : a multi-lingual natural language processor.
  68. [Hella Olbertz. The history of Spanish haber plus participle.]
    Olbertz, Hella (1993) 'The grammaticalization of Spanish haber plus participle'. In: Jaap van Marle (ed) Historical Linguistics 1991. 243-263. Amsterdam: Benjamins
  69. 1991

  70. [M. Evelien Keizer. Referring in FG : how to define reference and referring expressions.]
  71. Ewa Zakrzewska. Predicative adjuncts in Polish and the Egyptian pseudo-participle : a contrastive analysis.
  72. [Louis Goossens. The English progressive tenses and the layered representation of FG]
    Goossens, Louis (1994) ' The English progressive tenses and the layered representation of FG'. In: C. Vet & C. Vetters, Tense and Aspect in discourse. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter
  73. A. Moutaouakil. On representing implicated illocutionary force : grammar or logic?
  74. 1990

  75. [Chris Butler. Functional Grammar and Systemic Functional Grammar : a preliminary comparison]
    Butler, Christopher (2003) Structure and Function: a guide to three mayor structural-functional theories (2 volumes). Amsterdam: John Benjamins
  76. Mike Hannay, J. Lachlan Mackenzie, M. Evelien Keizer. Pragmatic functions : the view from the VU.]
    Mackenzie, J. Lachlan & Evelien Keizer (1991) 'On assigning pragmatic functions in English'. Pragmatics 1. 169-215
  77. [Simon Dik, Kees Hengeveld. The hierarchical structure of the clause and the typology of perception verb complements.]
    Dik, Simon & Kees Hengeveld (1991) 'The hierarchical structure of the clause and the typology of perception verb complements'. Linguistics 29, 231-259
  78. Tim van Baar. The Dutch perspectivity particles in FG.
  79. Cees Hesp. A critique of FG-CNLU.
  80. Rodie Risselada. Illocutionary function and functional illocution.
  81. 1989

  82. Rolandt Tweehuysen. An FG Analysis of Spocanian Passive Constructions.
  83. Hella Olbertz. Periphrastic Aspect in Spanish.
  84. Jan Nuyts. Functional Procedural Grammar : an overview.
  85. Peter Harder. The instructional semantics of conditionals.
  86. 1988

  87. [Jan Rijkhoff. A typology of operators.]
    Rijkhoff, Jan (1990) 'Towards a unified analysis of terms and predications'. In: Jan Nuyts, Machtelt Bolkestein & Co Vet (eds) Layers and levels of representation in language theory, 165-192. Amsterdam-Philadelphia: John Benjamins
  88. Johan van der Auwera. On the position of Dutch complementizers.
  89. [Kees Hengeveld. Layers and operators.]
    Hengeveld, Kees (1989) 'Layers and operators in Functional Grammar'. Journal of Linguistics 25.1. 127-157
  90. Evelien Keizer. Definiteness and indefiniteness : a scalar representation.
  91. 1987

  92. Lachlan Mackenzie. The representation of nominal predicates in the fund : a new proposal.
  93. [Hetty Voogt. Constructing an FG lexicon on the basis of LDOCE. ]
    Voogt-van Zutphen (1989) 'Towards a lexicon of Functional Grammar'In: John H. Connolly & Simon Dik (eds) Functional Grammar and the computer, 151-176. Dordrecht: Foris
  94. [Kees Hengeveld. A functional analysis of copula constructions in Mandarin.]
    Hengeveld, Kees (1990) 'A functional analysis of copula constructions in Mandarin Chinese'. Studies in language 14.2 291-323
  95. [Kees Hengeveld. The Spanish mood system.]
    Hengeveld, Kees (1988) 'Illocution, mood and modality in a Functional Grammar of Spanish'. Journal of semantics 6.3-4. 227-269
  96. [Jan Nuyts. Negatives are not fond of travelling. A cognitive-pragmatic reconsideration of negative raising.]
    Nuyts, Jan (1990) 'Negative raising reconsidered: arguments for a cognitive-pragmatic approach'. Journal of pragmatics 14.4 559-588
  97. [Casper de Groot. Predicate formation in FG.]
    Groot, Casper de (1986) 'Predicate formation in Functional Grammar'. Acta Linguistica Academiae Scientiarium Hungaricae 36/1-4. 69-91
  98. Bieke van der Korst. Twelve sentences : a translation procedure in terms of FG.
  99. 1986

  100. [Simon Dik. Two papers on the computational application of FG.] published as two papers:
    Dik, Simon (1987) 'Functional Grammar and its potential computer applications'. In: W.J. Meijs (ed) Corpus linguistics and beyond'. 253-268. Amsterdam: Rodopi Dik, Simon (1987) 'Generating answers from a linguistically coded knowledge base'. In: Gerard Kempen (ed) Natural language generation: new results in artificial intelligence, psychology and linguistics. 301-314. Dirdrecht: Martinus Nijhoff
  101. [Lourens de Vries. The Wambon relator system.]
  102. Co Vet. A pragmatic approach to tense in FG.
  103. Lachlan Mackenzie. Aspects of nominalization in English and Dutch.
  104. [Jan Rijkhoff. Word order universals revisited : the principle of Head Proximity.]
    Rijkhoff, Jan (1986) 'Word order universals revisited: the principle of Head Proximity'. Belgian Journal of Linguistics. 1. 95-125.
  105. Albert Rijksbaron. The pragmatics and semantics of conditional and temporal clauses ; some evidence from Dutch and Classical Greek
  106. Casper de Groot, Machiel Limburg. Pronominal elements : diachrony, typology and formalization in FG.
  107. [Simon Dik. On the notion 'Functional Explanation.]
    Dik, Simon (1986) 'On the notion Functional Explanation'. Belgian Journal of Linguistics. 1. 11-52.
  108. [A. Moutaouakil. Towards an adequate representation of illocutionary force in FG.]
  109. [Simon Dik. Linguistically motivated knowledge representation.]
    Dik, Simon C. (1987) 'Linguistically motivated knowledge representation'. In: M. Nago (ed) Language and artificial intelligence. 145-170. Amsterdam: North-Holland
  110. [Machtelt Bolkestein. Parameters in the expression of embedded predications in Latin.]
    Bolkestein, A. Machtelt (1989) 'Parameters in the expression of embedded predications in Latin'. In: G. Calboli (ed) Subordination and other topics in Latin.3-35. Amsterdam: Benjamins
  111. 1985

  112. [Louis Goossens. The auxiliarization of the English modals.]
    Goossens, Louis (1987) 'The auxiliarization of the English modals: a Functional Grammar view'. In: Martin Harris & Paolo Ramat (eds) Historical development of Auxiliaries, 111-143. Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter
  113. Liesbeth Afman. Les constructions pronominales en français.
  114. Luke Zimmermann. Subordinate clauses in Australian aboriginal languages.
  115. Peter Kahrel. Some aspects of derived intransitivity.
  116. Gerard Steen. Grammar and metaphor. The consequences of an anomaly.
  117. [Simon Dik. Copula auxiliarization : how and why?]
    Dik, Simon C. (1987) 'Copula auxiliarization: how and why?'. In: Martin Harris & Paolo Ramat (eds) Historical development of Auxiliaries, 53-84. Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter
  118. Martin Harris. Word order in contemporary French : a functional view.