2018, Volume 1, Issue 5, Pages 57-78
Styles of structuring English sentence can be seen as a product of certain structural principles. Christensen suggests four principles that one should take into consideration when analyzing sentence-structure into layers or levels. Two principles are structure-centered: Addition.; and Direct of Modification, while one is meaning-centered: principle of levels of generality; and the fourth is stylistically oriented, principle of Texture or Style. The researcher thinks that Christensen's Scheme holds a great deal of analytic linguistic potentialities that could be used in characterizing the literary styles of different writers. Thus, the styles of three writers, Hemingway, Conrad, and Faulkner, are taken as a subject of analysis. Then, the style of sentence-structure of each is characterized differently, whether in relation to the structural levels of the sentences they used or in relation to the grammatical categories of the Additions which they added either to premodify or postmodify the main clauses.
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