Table of contents for Systemic functional grammar of Chinese : a text-based analysis / Eden Sum-hung Li.

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C O N T E N T S
Preface
1 Historical and theoretical background 1
 1.1 The history of the Chinese language 2
 1.2 The history of the study of language in China 5
 1.3 A brief introductory note to Systemic Functional Grammar 12
 1.3.1 Semiotic system, stratification and realization 14
 1.3.2 Language potential and instantiation 17
 1.3.3 Modes of meaning in language 18
 1.3.4 Rank, axis and delicacy 19
 1.4 The organization of the book 21
 
2 Building blocks: Below the clause 23
 2.1 Morphemes, syllables and characters 23
 2.2 Word classes 26
 2.3 Verbal groups 26
 2.3.1 Verbal premodifiers 26 
 2.3.2 Verbal postmodifiers 27
 2.4 Nominal groups 30
 2.4.1 Nominal Heads 31
 2.4.2 Nominal premodifiers 32
 2.5 Adverbial groups 35
 2.5.1 Adverb as Head 35
 2.5.2 Adjectival verb as Head 38
 2.6 Coverbal phrases 39
 2.6.1 Circumstantial type of coverbal phrases 40
 2.6.2 Participant type of coverbal phrases 41
3 Construing experience: clause as representation 41
 3.1 Construing our experience: FIGURES 42
 3.1.1 Construing the world of consciousness 46
 3.1.2 Construing the world of symbolization 48
 3.1.3 Construing the world of material reality 48
 3.1.4 Construing the world of abstract relations 49
 3.2 Realizing our experience in the grammar: TRANSITIVITY 51
 3.2.1 Material processes 52
 3.2.2 Relational processes 56
 3.2.3 Verbal processes 63
 3.2.4 Mental processes 67
 3.3 Temporal profile 69 
 3.3.1 The system of ASPECT 70
 3.3.2 The system of PHASE 73
 3.3.3 Temporal adverbs 74
 3.3.4 Relative sequence of verbal groups 76
 3.4 Locative profile 77
4 Construing relationship: the natural logic of language 81
 4.1 The natural logic of language 81
 4.1.1 Relative order of reality amongst figures 82
 4.1.2 Relative status amongst figures 84 
 4.2 Clause complexes 86
 4.2.1 Taxis 89
 4.2.2 Logico-semantic types 91
 4.3 Linkage in clause nexuses 107
 4.3.1 Number of conjunctions in clause nexus 107 
 4.3.2 Structures of clause nexus 110
5 Enacting relationships: clause as exchange 115
 5.1 Enacting our social relationships: SPEECH FUNCTION 117
 5.2 Realizing our social relationship in the grammar: MOOD 125 
 5.2.1 Encoding speech functions: MOOD TYPE 126 
 5.2.2 Negotiating the validity: POLARITY 149
 5.2.3 Evaluating the commitment and responsibility: MODALITY 153
 5.2.4 Assessing the degree of forcefulness: ASSESSMENT 164
 5.2.5 Enacting through bound clauses 175
6 Enabling discourse: clause as message 181
 6.1 Constructing messages: THEMATIC PROMINENCE and THEMATIC 
 STATUS 183 
 6.1.1 Textual prominences of an information chunk 184 
 6.1.2 Textual statuses of a message 186
 6.2 Regulating the flow of information (1): THEME 194
 6.2.1 Textual Theme 195
 6.2.2 Interpersonal Theme 197
 6.2.3 Topical Theme 201
 6.3 Regulating the flow of information (2): INFORMATION 213
 6.3.1 Information unit and structure 213
 6.3.2 Contrasting parallel clauses 214
 6.3.3 Emphatic particles 215
 6.3.4 Wh-type interrogative words 216
 6.4 Regulating the flow of information (3): VOICE 217
 6.4.1 The ba- and bei-constructions and textual motivation 217
 6.4.2 VOICE and THEME 225
 6.4.3 The system of VOICE 228
 6.4.4 Variants of the ba- and bei-constructions and the flow of 
 Information 233
6.4.5 A short note on the other aspects of the bei- and ba- 
 constructions 239
7 Above the clause: creation of texts 244
 7.1 Identification and continuation of information: TEXTUAL CONTINUITY 246 
 7.1.1 Recoverability of information 250 
 7.1.2 Source of information 250
 7.1.3 Semantic relation between information 252
 7.1.4 Other features 253
 7.2 Grammatical realization of TEXTUAL CONTINUITY: COHESION 254
 7.3 Continuity of messages: TEXTUAL TRANSITION 256
 7.3.1 The system of LOGICO-SEMANTIC TYPES 257
 7.3.2 The system of CONJUNCTION 257
 7.4 Guidance of unfolding text: TEXTUAL DEVELOPMENT 260
 7.4.1 Patterns of thematic selection in different text types 261 
 7.4.2 Patterns of thematic selection in the whole novel 269
 7.4.3 Patterns of thematic progression 275
 7.4.4 Logogenetic patterns of an unfolding text 284
Appendix 293
Reference 295
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Chinese language -- Grammar.
Chinese language -- Syntax.