Stef Spronck

Participation Grammar is an emerging theory of language that I describe in a book manuscript currently in preparation for Language Science Press (series: Conceptual Foundations of Language Science).

As I am writing the book, chapters in progress will be published on this website, starting with chapters 1 and 2 (October 2023), 3 (November 2023), 4 (December 2023) and 5 (January 2024).

Comments on draft chapters are very welcome.

Grammatical Participation: A dialogue-first account of linguistic categories

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Grammar as de-personalisation

Chapter 3 Social grammar is not special

Chapter 4 Levels, nodes and circles

Chapter 5 An outline of Participation Grammar