Project

Adjunctival secondary predicates in English: A layered structural-functional model

Duration
01 January 2012 → 14 October 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
secondary predicates adjuncts English linguistics syntax functional linguistics layering lexicogrammar structural-functional grammar
 
Project description

The aim of this research is to develop a description and explanation (1) of the syntax and semantics of secondary predication in english (2) in a structural-functional grammatical model based on layering, and (3) within the framework of a theory of predication. The research focuses on participant-oriented adjuncts and their relationship with participants and main predicates in the clausal syntagm.