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The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series

Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective

A Corpus-Based Study

Authors: He, Qingshun, Yang, Bingjun

  • ​The first attempt to study absolute clauses in the theoretical framework of SFL
  • The results, based on corpus data, are self-contained and highly persuasive
  • Includes a detailed quantitative analysis, helping readers to better understand absolute clauses
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​This book focuses on the structural diversity, semantic variability, case choice, stylistic characteristics and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses. The syntactic roles assumed by absolute clauses in the traditional sense can be categorized into clausal adjuncts, attendant circumstances and appositives. These three types of function correspond to the three hypotactic expansions in the relation system of clause complexes in Systemic Functional Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This research, therefore, redefines absolute clauses in the framework of SFL and proposes four syntactic types of absolute clauses: absolute paratactic clauses (elaboration), absolute hypotactic clauses (extension and enhancement), absolute projected clauses (fact and act) and absolute embedded clauses (subject). Based on the Brown family corpora, BNC and COHA, this research finds that different function types of absolute clauses differ in terms of their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and both nominative and accusative cases are acceptable.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    He, Qingshun (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • Absolute Clauses in the Literature

    He, Qingshun (et al.)

    Pages 7-29

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  • Approaching Absolute Clauses from the SFL Perspective

    He, Qingshun (et al.)

    Pages 31-52

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  • Research Design

    He, Qingshun (et al.)

    Pages 53-64

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  • Relationships Realized by Absolute Clauses

    He, Qingshun (et al.)

    Pages 65-106

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-46366-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 103,99 €
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Absolute Clauses in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective
Book Subtitle
A Corpus-Based Study
Authors
Series Title
The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-46367-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-46367-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-46366-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51635-5
Series ISSN
2198-9869
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
Topics