By Qingshun He, Bingjun Yang

ISBN-10: 3662463660

ISBN-13: 9783662463666

ISBN-10: 3662463679

ISBN-13: 9783662463673

​This publication makes a speciality of the structural variety, semantic variability, case selection, stylistic features and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses. The syntactic roles assumed via absolute clauses within the conventional experience may be classified into clausal adjuncts, attendant conditions and appositives. those 3 forms 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 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 response to the Brown relations corpora, BNC and COHA, this examine reveals that assorted functionality forms of absolute clauses range by way of their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and either nominative and accusative circumstances are acceptable.

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