Saturday, 3 October 2015

Lexicogrammar: Syntax & Morphology

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 380n):
In systemic functional theory, lexis is thus interpreted as most delicate or specific grammar. Grammar comprises syntax and morphology; there is no stratal boundary between the two, but merely a move down the rank scale: “syntax” is simply the grammar of clauses and groups/phrases and morphology is the grammar of words and morphemes.