A Corpus-Based Approach to Clause Combining in English from the Systemic Functional Perspective

  • Qingshun He

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Qingshun He
    Pages 1-9
  3. Qingshun He
    Pages 43-49
  4. Qingshun He
    Pages 51-94
  5. Qingshun He
    Pages 127-175
  6. Qingshun He
    Pages 177-184
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 185-195

About this book


This book presents corpus-based research on functional syntax. It is the first book to present a comprehensive investigation into grammatical metaphor in English clause combining in large-size corpora. By providing a systematic illustration of features such as parataxis, hypotaxis and embedding, it fills a gap in the systemic functional literature. It also offers insights into testing grammatical metaphors using a corpus linguistics methodology. The book is a useful resource for anyone interested in writing development. 


Systemic Functional Linguistics Corpus Approach Corpus-based “Clause + Clause” Construction English Grammatical Metaphor Relationship

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7390-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7391-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-9869
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-9877
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