Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Taxis & Ordering

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 387, 388): 
In parataxis there is no dependence of either element on the other; so there is no ordering other that which is represented by the sequence. … In a hypotactic structure the elements are ordered in dependence, and this ordering is largely independent of the sequence. Hence we can have various sequences: dependent clause
(i) following dominant,
(ii) preceding dominant,
(iii) enclosed in or
(iv) enclosing dominant …
Hypotactic structures may also involve nesting …