Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Minor Clauses: The Absolute

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 196):
… a nominal group which could be either Subject or Complement in an agnate major clause is said to have the function Absolute. This is not assigned either to Mood or Residue. The concept of ‘Absolute’ function is also relevant to headlines, labels, lists, and suchlike.