Monday, 14 January 2013

Nesting, Taxis & Logico-Semantic Type

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 382):
… internal nesting always occurs when there is a change in taxis. That is, any logical sequence of clauses is always either paratactic or hypotactic. It is never a mixture of the two; … If there is a switch in taxis, this automatically leads to nesting … . By the same token, any logical sequence of clauses is always constant in logico-semantic type — projection of ideas, projection of locutions, elaboration, extension or enhancement. It is never a mixture of types; … If there is a switch in logico-semantic type, then nesting automatically occurs