Clause complexing in systemic functional lingustics – towards an alternative description
作者: Thomas Hestbæk AndersenAlexandra Emilie Møller Holsting
作者单位: 1Department for Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
刊名: Functional Linguistics, 2018, Vol.5 (1), pp.1-25
来源数据库: Springer Nature Journal
DOI: 10.1186/s40554-018-0059-7
关键词: Clause complexHypotaxisExpansionFigureMoveMessage
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)This article examines Halliday & Matthiessen’s systemic functional description of expanding clause complexing. As a perspective, their description is compared to the Cardiff Grammar’s treatment of clause combining. In particular, the article discusses the Hallidayan approach to the subordinate clause in a hypotactic clause complex: functionally speaking – and contrary to Halliday and Matthiessen’s claims – it is far from convincing that a subordinate clause upholds its functional meanings, i.e. its functions as a ‘move’ (interpersonal meaning), a ‘figure’ (experiential meaning) and a ‘message’ (textual meaning); and systemically speaking, it is problematic to see why all hypotactic clause complexes are agnates with paratactic clause complexes, and why no subordinate clauses...
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