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
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.