Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Misapplying Logical Nesting To Textual Relations

Martin (1992: 238):
The point is that "nesting" is a feature of conjunctive relations whether they are expressed through a clause complex structure or not.

Blogger Comment:

In SFL theory, nesting, or internal bracketing, occurs in logical structures whenever there is a change in taxis or in logico-semantic relation (Halliday & Matthiessen 2004: 382).  Cohesive conjunction, on the other hand, is a non-structural resource of the textual metafunction.