Monday, 21 April 2014

Clause Syntagm (Vs Structure)

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 9):
… the sequence of classes realising the functionally specified elements within the configuration of functions […] is called a syntagm to distinguish it from the (function) structure. It specifies constraints on the units serving within the clause — the units on the rank below the clause on the grammatical rank scale.