FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 an approach to grammar using categories that reflect nonlinguistic factors, such as intention and social context, rather than categories based solely on formal linguistic analysis. Compare formal grammar. FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR: "Functional grammar deals with content and meaning." Related Psychology Terms SEMANTICS NOSOLOGICAL APPROACH BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL SYSTEM DISTRIBUTIVE ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS SCREE PLOT BOTTOM-UP DESIGN AUDITORY MEMORY BEHAVIORISM ELABORATED CODE MULTIDIMENSIONAL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-grammar/ (accessed January 26, 2020).