Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Beneficiary In Attributive Relational Clauses

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 293):
There are also a few ‘relational’ clauses of the ‘attributive’ mode containing a Beneficiary, for example him in she made him a good wife, it cost him a pretty penny. We shall just refer to this as a Beneficiary, without introducing a more specific term, since these hardly constitute a recognisably distinct rôle in the clause.