Meaningful Arrangement - Exploring the Syntactic Description of Texts - Edward McDonald

Meaningful Arrangement - Exploring the Syntactic Description of Texts - Edward McDonald

8 Analysing function structures

Meaningful Arrangement - Exploring the Syntactic Description of Texts - Edward McDonald

Edward McDonald [+-]
University of Auckland.
Edward McDonald is Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Auckland.

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In Chapters 7 and 8 Tesnière’s framework is used to identify a set of clause functions, drawing on Matthews for an understanding of the reasons for identifying particular functions. This framework is applied to texts in the two main languages under description – Mandarin Chinese and Scottish Gaelic – then each text is translated into the other language, to compare how different languages represent the same experience, and how our developing descriptive framework deals with both.

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McDonald, Edward . 8 Analysing function structures. Meaningful Arrangement - Exploring the Syntactic Description of Texts. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 90-112 Dec 2008. ISBN 9781845531485. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=29567. Date accessed: 20 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.29567. Dec 2008

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