Functional domains of language
functional domainmain areas
categorizationconceptual types, categorization systems (nominal classes), proper names
concept formationrelationality (kinship), modification (attribution, apposition), concept anchoring (incl. by participation)
quantification, measuring and orderingplurality, counting, non-numeral quantification, measurement and collection
referenceindividuation, specificity, anchorage (incl. deixis), phora, reference tracking, determination
possessionpossession in reference, possessive predication, possession and participation
predicationidentification, categorization, characterization, situation (existence, placement, state, presentation), change of state; secondary predication
participationcontrol and affectedness, experience, peripheral roles
design of situationsholistic vs. analytic representation, time stability, telicity, quality and quantity of situation core (intensification)
orientation in spaceorientation points, local relations, spatial regions, spatial and gestalt properties of objects, position and posture, motion
orientation in timephases of a situation, absolute time, temporal relation
junctionproposition vs. state-of-affairs, intrinsic relations (reported speech, content propositions), extrinsic relations (logical relations, concrete relations), pragmatic level of interpropositional relations
polaritynegation, contrast, comparison, gradation
illocution and modalityillocution (declaration, question, exclamation, request and command, hortatory/monitory), modality (obligation, volition, possibility), evidentiality; speaker's state of mind
discourse structureinformation structure (topic vs. comment, presupposition vs. assertion, focus, emphasis)