Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

4. Embedding in the Cardiff Grammar: A Comparative Study

Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence - Gordon Tucker

Zhang Delu [+-]
Tongji University
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Zhang Delu is Professor of linguistics and applied linguistics at the School of Foreign Languages, Tongji University, Shanghai, China; His major research areas are systemic functional linguistics, discourse analysis, functional stylistics, social semiotics and foreign language teaching.

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This chapter evaluates the concept of embedding in the framework of the Cardiff Grammar and through this, offers a comparison of its treatment in the Cardiff Grammar as compared to Halliday’s grammar. After reviewing the treatment of embedding in traditional grammar, rankshift and embedding are discussed in relation to grammatical metaphor as well as parataxis and hypotaxis. The comparison considers differences between the two grammars in terms of the theoretical approaches and basic theoretical concerns. The differences are but largely complementary in the sense and as such when combined, they provide a more comprehensive picture of phenomena such as embedding.

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Delu, Zhang. 4. Embedding in the Cardiff Grammar: A Comparative Study. Approaches to Systemic Functional Grammar - Convergence and Divergence. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 76-95 Jun 2020. ISBN 9781781796870. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38508. Date accessed: 08 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38508. Jun 2020

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