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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 through absolute clauses within the conventional experience should be labeled into clausal adjuncts, attendant conditions and appositives. those 3 forms of functionality correspond to the 3 hypotactic expansions within the relation method of clause complexes in Systemic sensible Linguistics, i.e., elaboration, extension and enhancement. This study, accordingly, redefines absolute clauses within the framework of SFL and proposes 4 syntactic varieties of absolute clauses: absolute paratactic clauses (elaboration), absolute hypotactic clauses (extension and enhancement), absolute projected clauses (fact and act) and absolute embedded clauses (subject). in line with the Brown family members corpora, BNC and COHA, this examine unearths that assorted functionality forms of absolute clauses vary by way of their stylistic and diachronic distributions, and either nominative and accusative circumstances are acceptable.

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