Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Enhancing Hypotactic Verbal Group Complex: Modulation: Examples

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 573-4):
||| Yeah, I think || a good many writers tend to open their books || and groan. ||| 
||| Well that would be my contention || but let me hasten to add || that since the first Speaker was also the first Member for Wakefield || I’m not that anxious to emulate the first Speaker. ||| 
||| They don’t really own them, you see, || they just happened to be lying around in the same place as these things. ||| 
||| You will cherish them on your bookshelves for a long time – || unless, of course, someone borrows them || and somehow ‘forgets’ to return them. ||| 
||| Perhaps we could start by talking about that. ||| 
||| I came to love it || from drinking it in the war years, || but the fact must be faced, || it is an acquired taste. |||