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[This research intends to examine English clause combining and the potential of transfer therein. Clause combining generally involves two clauses. Traditional grammar (e.g., Quirk et al. 1985) distinguishes two basic patterns of clause combining, i.e., coordination and subordination....
[SFL consists of two parts: systemic grammar and functional grammar. In systemic grammar, language is considered as a system of meaning potential, and form is the realization of meaning. In functional grammar, form is represented as a rank constituent structure, based on which, a functional...
[This chapter is the overall design of this study, including research questions, research methods, data collection, and data processing.]
[In Chap. 2, we reviewed the relation types realized by different clausal linking patterns in the framework of SFL and formulated the clausal relation system following the notion of cline. In this chapter, we will conduct a quantitative research on the genre distributions of clause combining...
[In Chap. 4, we studied the genre distribution of different clause combining patterns based on the Crown corpus, the BNC, and the COCA. The result shows that different types of clause combining are different in genre distribution, but there are no differences between British English and American...
[The research based on the Crown corpus, the BNC, and the COCA shows that different types of clausal relation have different genre distribution trends. The research based on the COHA shows that different patterns of clause combining have different diachronic distribution trends, and these...
[The interdependent relation of clause complexes in SFL is grammatical in nature, and the logico-semantic relation, semantic. In this study, we divided the interdependent relations into parataxis, hypotaxis, and embedding and conducted a corpus-based study on these types of relations. The...
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