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By Qingshun He,Bingjun Yang

​This booklet makes a speciality of the structural variety, semantic variability, case selection, stylistic features and diachronic distribution of English absolute clauses. The syntactic roles assumed by means of absolute clauses within the conventional feel will be labeled into clausal adjuncts, attendant conditions and appositives. those 3 different types of functionality correspond to the 3 hypotactic expansions within the relation process of clause complexes in Systemic sensible Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This learn, for that reason, redefines absolute clauses within the framework of SFL and proposes 4 syntactic sorts of absolute clauses: absolute paratactic clauses (elaboration), absolute hypotactic clauses (extension and enhancement), absolute projected clauses (fact and act) and absolute embedded clauses (subject). according to the Brown kinfolk corpora, BNC and COHA, this examine unearths that various functionality varieties of absolute clauses range by way of their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and either nominative and accusative situations are acceptable.

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