Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Clause Dependency & Finiteness

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 386-7):
In a hypotactic clause nexus, dependent clauses may be finite or non-finite … In a non-finite dependent clause, the Subject is typically ellipsed. … Other clauses in the clause complex are finite. Paratactically related clauses that are nested within a dependency are of course dependent for this purpose;