Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Accompaniment: Comitative

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 273):
The comitative represents the process as a single instance of a process, although one in which two entities are involved. It ranges from some cases where the two entities could be conjoined as a single element … to others where they could not … Sometimes the comitative element is actually an accompanying process … [grammatical metaphor]