Monday, 19 August 2019

Non-Finite Hypotactic Extending Clauses: Subtypes

Halliday & Matthiesen (2014: 475):
Non-finite hypotactic extending clauses cover both (a) addition and (b) variation. Two subtypes are absent from the non-finite system: ‘negative additive’ addition and ‘alternative’ variation. The non-finite form of hypotactic extending is an imperfective clause; for example (structure α +β):
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