Saturday, 9 September 2017

Two Variables In The Negotiability Of Bound Clauses

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 172):
When we consider the negotiability or challengeability of ‘bound’ clauses, we thus find two variables:
(i) is the clause dependent on another clause (or combination of clauses) in a clause nexus or is it down-ranked, embedded in the structure of a group; 
(ii) is the clause finite or non-finite?