Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Elaborating Lexical Cohesive Relations: Hyponymy

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 574):
Repetition and synonymy are both elaborating relations based on identity; one lexical item restates another. There is a second kind of elaborating relationship — attribution. This is based on classification (specific to general): the first lexical item represents a class of thing and the second either (i) a superclass or subclass or (ii) another class at the same level of classification.