Grammatical Metaphor in Clause Combining

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


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 distribution trends are to a great extent complementary: the decrease of one relation is compensated for by the increase of another relation, and this compensated distribution is consistent with certain historical evolution trend.


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

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