Sunday, 2 February 2020

Extending Paratactic Group Complexes

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 562):
This is the traditional category of ‘coordination’. Here the semantic relationship is one of ‘and, or, nor, but, but not’, as in the following examples:
[verbal group:] 
(I) neither like nor dislike (it). 
America can – and should – be proud of its soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. 
There are, and can be, no general answers. 
[nominal group:] 
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men (couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again). 
Bruce and Philip were friends, || Jane and I were friends || and then you and –  
Either you or your head (must be off, and that in about half no time).  
[adverbial group/prepositional phrase:] 
Swiftly and without a moment’s hesitation (he leapt into the fray).
Yes, insofar as they are driven to work by the need for survival; or by material reward, ...