Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bound Clauses And Hypotaxis: Common Pattern

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 171):
… bound clauses are hypotactically dependent on a dominant (main) clause in a hypotactic clause nexus: the dominant part of the nexus is realised by a ‘free’ clause and the dependent part by a ‘bound’ one. This is a very common pattern, although a dependent clause may of course be dependent on another dependent clause …