Thursday, 8 August 2019

‘And’ As A Marker Of Paratactic Enhancement

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 472):
Paratactically related clauses that are introduced by and are often additive extensions; but other possibilities exist. When the sense is ‘and then’, ‘and so’ and the hypotactic version is an enhancing dependent clause, we can interpret the paratactic nexus as one of enhancement instead of one of extension.