By Qingshun He, Bingjun Yang
This publication specializes in the structural variety, semantic variability, case selection, stylistic features and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses. The syntactic roles assumed by way of absolute clauses within the conventional experience will be classified into clausal adjuncts, attendant situations and appositives. those 3 kinds of functionality correspond to the 3 hypotactic expansions within the relation process of clause complexes in Systemic practical Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This learn, for that reason, redefines absolute clauses within the framework of SFL and proposes 4 syntactic varieties 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 accordance with the Brown relatives corpora, BNC and COHA, this examine unearths that varied functionality varieties of absolute clauses fluctuate by way of their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and either nominative and accusative situations are acceptable.
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Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective: A Corpus-Based Study by Qingshun He, Bingjun Yang