Thursday, 16 July 2015

Rebranding Extending Vs Elaborating As Developing Vs Staging

Martin (1992: 220):
These staging conjuctions [sic] contrast with developing additives that accumulate messages locally, on topic or within a stage, usually within the same turn.  As with external relations the basic opposition is between additive and alternation:
[4:137]  We could go to dinner;
               as well we could try and see a movie. 
[4:138]  We could eat at seven.
               Or won't you be hungry then?

Blogger Comments:

[1] In SFL theory, the conjunctive opposition here is simply between two types of extension: positive addition vs alternative variation (see Halliday & Matthiessen 2004: 542).

[2] The contrast between these "developing additives" and the "staging" conjunctions is thus the conjunctive cohesion contrast between extension and elaboration (and continuity — see previous post), respectively.