Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Beneficiary [Definition & Distribution]

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 293):
The Beneficiary is the one to whom or for whom the process is said to take place. It appears in ‘material’ and ‘verbal’ clauses, and occasionally in ‘relational’ ones. (In other words, there are no Beneficiaries in ‘mental’, ‘behavioural’ or ‘existential’ clauses.)