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The approach to language and grammar that motivates this book is unabashedly functional grammar is not just a system of empty rules, it is a means to an end, an instrument for constructing concise coherent communication.
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Thomas Givon (also known as Talmy Givón) (born June 22, 1936) is a linguist and writer. He is one of the founders of functionalism in linguistics and of the linguistics department at the University of Oregon based on his functional-adaptive approach to language and communication.
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