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Genre Distributions of Clause Combining

  • Qingshun He
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Part of the The M.A.K. Halliday Library Functional Linguistics Series book series (TMAKHLFLS)

Abstract

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 based on the Crown corpus, the BNC, and the COCA. The research mainly focuses on the application of the relations in informal and formal texts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qingshun He
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  1. 1.School of Foreign LanguagesSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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