Qingshun He,Bingjun Yang's Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional PDF

By Qingshun He,Bingjun Yang

ISBN-10: 3662463660

ISBN-13: 9783662463666

ISBN-10: 3662516357

ISBN-13: 9783662516355

​This e-book specializes in the structural variety, semantic variability, case selection, stylistic features and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses. The syntactic roles assumed through absolute clauses within the conventional feel will be classified into clausal adjuncts, attendant situations and appositives. those 3 forms of functionality correspond to the 3 hypotactic expansions within the relation process of clause complexes in Systemic sensible Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This learn, for that reason, redefines absolute clauses within the framework of SFL and proposes 4 syntactic kinds of absolute clauses: absolute paratactic clauses (elaboration), absolute hypotactic clauses (extension and enhancement), absolute projected clauses (fact and act) and absolute embedded clauses (subject). in response to the Brown kinfolk corpora, BNC and COHA, this learn unearths that diverse functionality varieties of absolute clauses fluctuate by way of their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and either nominative and accusative circumstances are acceptable.

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