An introduction to the IFG model of tense
English Tense and Aspect in Halliday's Systemic Functional Grammar - A Critical Appraisal and an Alternative - Carl Bache
Carl Bache [+]
University of Southern Denmark
Carl Bache is Professor of English at the University of Southern Denmark. His recent publications include The Study of Aspect, Tense and Action: Towards a Theory of the Semantics of Grammatical Categories (1997) and Essentials of Mastering English (2000).
This chapter discusses the primary tense system proposed by Halliday and Matthiessen, as well as the aspect and phase in Systemic Functional Linguistics.