Saturday, 14 April 2012

Meteorological Processes: Existential, Material & Relational

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 258-9):
On this borderline between the ‘existential’ and the ‘material’ there is a special category of processes to do with the weather: meteorological processes … Some are construed existentially … Some are construed as material events … Some are construed as relational attributives … some are construed as it + a verb in the ‘present in present’ tense …