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Diachronic Distribution 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.  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 English. However, the above research is synchronic. Language evolves over time (Leech et al. 2009). Then, will the distributions of different types of clause combining show any diachronic changes?

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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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