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[This chapter will begin with an overview of the research topic: nominal group. The term will be defined through the discussion of both ‘nominal’ and ‘group’, following which a comparison of the term ‘noun phrase’ with ‘nominal group’ will also be presented. In Sect. 1.2, I will give a review of...
[In this chapter, I will introduce the methodological issues involved in this research. First, I will discuss the relations between theory and language description (Sect. 2.1). Then, I will give the rationale for adopting a systemic functional theoretic framework (Sect. 2.2).]
[In the previous chapter, I have introduced the fundamental dimensions of SFL theory, which provides a theoretical framework for the current study of Chinese nominal group. Among the five theoretical dimensions being discussed (see Sect. 2.2.2), it seems to have become a convention for an SFL...
[In the previous chapter, I have explored one part of the ideational resources, the logical resources of the Chinese nominal group. In this chapter, I will continue to investigate the other part of the ideational resources, namely the experiential resources of the Chinese nominal group. Compared...
[In this chapter, I will investigate the interpersonal resources of the nominal group. From an interpersonal perspective, nominal groups are significant in the following aspects: firstly, in terms of speech function, especially in realising the fundamental types of speech role, a nominal group...
[In this chapter, I will describe the Chinese nominal group in terms of another metafunction, namely textual metafunction. Textually speaking, a text can be regarded as a flow of information. From a textual point of view, nominal groups are important in that they present the identity information...
[I have completed the metafunctional description of Chinese nominal groups. In this final chapter, I will summarise the main findings in terms of each metafunction. I will also explore the potential applications of the current research to research projects and propose for further research in...
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