Cohesion in English by M.A.K. HallidayThe argument strikes me as faulty: unless we make the unusual assumption and there is no indication that Menzel makes it that non-underlying representations must conform to semantic well-formedness constraints, one cannot motivate the application of a syntactic rule such as Equi-NP Deletion in terms of semantic well-formedness. If a verb requires an embedded action, then the embedded action must be well-formed, i. Besides unconvincing arguments, the other drawback of the book is inexplicitness and general infelicity of organization and presentation. No precise delimitation of subject matter, of the range of facts to be accounted for, of basic assumptions, or of proposed explanatory principles is provided anywhere. We are given no definition of such key concepts as 'complement', 'surface structure', or 'deep structure'. The semantic classification of sentences is given in at least two different versions: on p.
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Halliday and Hasan in Cohesion in English () see text connectedness realized by: Reference. Linguistic elements related by what they refer to: “Jan lives.
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