Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Embedded Expansions: Extending

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 432):
The only sense of extension which produces embedded clauses is that of possession, introduced by whose, of which/which … of or a ‘contact’ relative ending with of … . Note that here, as elsewhere in the grammar, possession is generalised possession; it includes not only concrete ownership but various kinds of concrete and abstract association.