The Old English clause from the textual perspective
Michael Cummings [+]
Michael Cummings teaches as Professor emeritus at York University, Toronto. He is co-author or co-editor of The Language of Literature (1983), Linguistics in a Systemic Perspective (1988), and Relations and Functions within and around Language (2002). He has also published a number of articles and book chapters on the systemic functional description of Old English.
This chapter takes up the perspective afforded by the third metafunction, the textual. The textual metafunction accounts for the way in which discrete sentence utterances come together to form an organized text.