Sunday, 10 February 2013

Paratactic Extension: Subtypes

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 405-6):
The combination of extension with parataxis yields what is known as co-ordination between clauses.  It is typically expressed by and, nor, or, but.  We can recognise three major subtypes of paratactic extension, (i) addition, (ii) variation and (iii) alternation.