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By Qingshun He,Bingjun Yang

ISBN-10: 3662463660

ISBN-13: 9783662463666

ISBN-10: 3662516357

ISBN-13: 9783662516355

​This booklet 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 might be labeled into clausal adjuncts, attendant conditions and appositives. those 3 varieties of functionality correspond to the 3 hypotactic expansions within the relation procedure of clause complexes in Systemic practical Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This examine, as a result, redefines absolute clauses within the framework of SFL and proposes 4 syntactic forms 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 relations corpora, BNC and COHA, this examine reveals that various functionality forms of absolute clauses vary when it comes to their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and either nominative and accusative circumstances are acceptable.

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