Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Parallels Between Temporal & Spatial Expressions

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 265):
(i) … both incorporate the notions of extent and location
(ii) In both time and space, extent is measurable in standard units
(iii) In both time and space, both extent and location may be either definite or indefinite
(iv) In both temporal and spatial location, the location may be either absolute, or relative to the ‘here–and–now’; and if relative, may be either near or remote
(v) In both spatial and temporal location there is a distinction between rest and motion; and within motion, between motion towards and motion away from