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

FDG2018 Conference programme

A list of speakers and the abstracts of their papers and poster can now be found at the FDG2018 webpage.

Special issue of Word Structure on derivational morphology in FDG

Volume 11.1 (2018) of Word Structure, edited by Pilar Guerrero Medina and Carmen Portero Muñoz, is dedicated to Derivational Morphology in Functional Discourse Grammar and is now accessible online.

New Web Papers in Functional Discourse Grammar

John Connolly's Construal and the Conceptual Component of Functional Discourse Grammar. (WPFDG91) and Hella Olbertz' Periphrastic expressions of non-epistemic modal necessity in Spanish: A semantic description. (WPFDG 90) are now available.

Special issue of Liames on Transparency in FDG

Volume 11.1 (2018) of Liames, edited by Roberto Gomes Camacho, Erotilde Goreti Pezatti, is dedicated to Transparency in indigenous languages of Brazil, applying the framework of Functional Discourse Grammar to a wide range of languages and phenomena.

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 can now be obtained from de Gruyter Mouton.


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