The interests of Functional Discourse Grammar are promoted by the International Functional Grammar Foundation (IFGF), based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Foundation seeks to foster a sense of community among researchers in FDG. Work on FDG is carried out in many different places across the globe, sometimes in research groups, but more often by individual researchers. The purpose of this page is to enhance the exchange of ideas among all these researchers by giving access to the community.

Latest News

New Web Paper in Functional Discourse Grammar

Hella Olbertz' Periphrastic expressions of non-epistemic modal necessity in Spanish: A semantic description. (WPFDG 90) is now available.

New book on grammaticalization from a functional perspective

The book The grammaticalization of tense, aspect, modality, and evidentiality: A functional perspective, edited by Kees Hengeveld, Heiko Narrog, and Hella Olbertz contains many contributions that apply the FDG model to grammaticalization phenomena, and now at de Gruyter Mouton.

FDG2018 Course and Conference to be held in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

The next FDG conference will be hosted by the Universidade Federal de Bahia. The call for papers is available at the FDG2018 webpage.The conference will be preceded by an International Postgraduate Course on FDG,

Final programma IW-FDG2017

The last FDG workshop was held on June 26-27, 2017, at the University of Amsterdam. The final programme can be found at the IW-FDG-2017 webpage.

New and accessible textbook on FDG by Evelien Keizer published

Evelien Keizer's A Functional Discourse Grammar for English - a textbook has been published by Oxford University Press. The book aims at a readership of advanced undergraduate and graduate students and provides numerous exercises that helps the student to get to grips with the details of the theory. With a paperback version available at 24.99 the book is easily accessible for students. More information can be found at the OUP website.


Contact Us

To contact the secretary of the International Functional Discourse Grammar Foundation, please send an email to, Hella Olbertz.