Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Hypotaxis And Mood

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 440):
Alternatively, two clauses related as interdependent may be treated as being of unequal status [hypotactic] … While the main clause constitutes a proposition in its own right and can thus be tagged … the qualifying clause does not and cannot be tagged … the qualifying clause can be placed either before or after the ‘head’ clause … The choice is determined by textual considerations.