English Tense and Aspect in Halliday's Systemic Functional Grammar - A Critical Appraisal and an Alternative - Carl Bache

English Tense and Aspect in Halliday's Systemic Functional Grammar - A Critical Appraisal and an Alternative - Carl Bache

Problems with the IFG approach to 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
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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).

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This chapter discusses critically the characteristic features of Halliday and Matthiessen’s approach to tense, aspect and phase. The assumed recursive feature of the basic tripartite tense system is offered particular attention, as most of the other assumed characteristics of tense in English are said to be derived from it in the IFG approach.

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Bache, Carl. Problems with the IFG approach to tense. English Tense and Aspect in Halliday's Systemic Functional Grammar - A Critical Appraisal and an Alternative. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 25-62 Jan 2009. ISBN 9781845533540. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21294. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21294. Jan 2009

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