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Title: Expansion and its realization in the short story “The law of Life” by Jack London
Authors: Lê thị Thanh, Hà
Keywords: Expansion and its realization in the short story “The law of Life” by Jack London
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ULIS
Abstract: This thesis is concerned with expansion between clauses in clause complexes in English and its realization in a randomly chosen text – in this case is the short story “The Law of Life” by Jack London. The paper begins by presenting the basic notions in functional grammar related to the phenomena in question such as metafunction, grammatical rank scale, clause and clause complex, which are given in part B, chapter 1. Then, chapter 2 deals with expansion in English. Here three types of expansion – elaboration, extension and enhancement - are re-examined, which serve as the basis for the analysis in the next chapter. The focus of the study lies in chapter 3, which is an analysis of the text The Law of Life in terms of expansion. In this chapter the clause complexes in the text are extracted and the relations between clauses in these nexuses are investigated. Interestingly, some characteristics of the genre (narrative) as well as the ideas expressed by the writer have been discovered through the study of expansion relations in the text. Finally, in part C, the paper sums up the results achieved in the study and suggests some implications as well as the future development of this topic.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2088
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