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By Qingshun He,Bingjun Yang

ISBN-10: 3662463660

ISBN-13: 9783662463666

ISBN-10: 3662516357

ISBN-13: 9783662516355

​This ebook makes a speciality of the structural range, semantic variability, case selection, stylistic features and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses. The syntactic roles assumed through absolute clauses within the conventional experience might be categorised into clausal adjuncts, attendant conditions and appositives. those 3 kinds of functionality correspond to the 3 hypotactic expansions within the relation method of clause complexes in Systemic practical Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This study, for this reason, redefines absolute clauses within the framework of SFL and proposes 4 syntactic sorts 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 keeping with the Brown relations corpora, BNC and COHA, this examine unearths that assorted functionality kinds of absolute clauses fluctuate when it comes to their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and either nominative and accusative situations are acceptable.

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