Thursday, 27 June 2013

Reference Vs Substitution & Ellipsis

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 535):
Reference creates cohesion by creating links between elements of meaning — referents; but there is also a resource operating at the level of wording. This takes two forms, substitution and ellipsis; but we shall refer to it simply as ellipsis, since substitution can be interpreted as a systemic variant.