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Book: Explorations in Stylistics

Chapter: Lexico-grammar and process in Golding’s Pincher Martin

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21964


In the main part of this chapter, sections 1 and 2, the author uses Hallidayan Systemic Functional Grammar for the textual analysis of passages and of patterns of lexical development. The grammatical patterns analysed are probabilities of occurrence of certain grammatical sub codes, applied in diff erent stages of the novel, and this kind of stylistic analysis can be thought of as interrogating the message in order to discover the code beneath.

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  • Andrew Goatly ( - book-auth-316) 'Lingnan University'