The narrative mode
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 'narration' as a special communicative function, or the narrative mode of communication, its characteristics and modes of employment.