Sunday, 22 April 2012

Purpose: Congruent & Metaphorical Realisations

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 270):
… the Head/Thing of the nominal group introduced by the purposive preposition tends to be either a noun denoting [an] entity that is to be obtained through the actualisation of the process or a nominalisation representing a reified process. The latter is in fact a metaphorical variant of what would congruently be realised as a clause.