Article published in:Structural-Functional Studies in English Grammar: In honour of Lachlan Mackenzie
Edited by Mike Hannay and Gerard J. Steen
[Studies in Language Companion Series 83] 2007
► pp. 209–226
Adverbial conjunctions in Functional Discourse Grammar
This contribution presents a new view on the treatment of adverbial conjunctions in Functional Discourse Grammar, combining an analysis of general linguistic interest with a theoretically motivated one. It starts off with a typological classification of linguistic elements expressing relations between clauses, which leads to a classification of conjunctions and conjunctional phrases in English. Attention is then paid to the different lexical-grammatical properties of different types of conjunctional elements. The findings show that, in English, linguistic elements used to combine clauses form a continuum ranging from grammatical elements parallel to prepositions to lexical elements parallel to verb chain contructions. The descriptive tools of Functional Discourse Grammar help to reveal a correlation between the types of conjunction and their domain of application.
Published online: 29 March 2007
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Mackenzie, J. Lachlan
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