This is a study of the tools for describing language-in-context in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), and specifically, the way in which dynamic time can be added to this description. Of central importance in this exploration are the concepts of stratification and instantiation and their… read more | Article
The aim of this paper is to explore possible connections between ‘grammatical metaphor’ and ‘grammaticalization’, especially with a view to identifying synergies and fostering cross-fertilization of insights between SFL and ‘grammaticalization theory’. After a characterization of the concepts of… read more | Article
In comparison with the semantically and pragmatically related adverbs really,
actually and in fact, the adverb truly has been studied much less extensively.
One reason for the neglect may be its relatively low frequency. This is obvious if
one consults the British National Corpus (BNC). This… read more | Article