Monday, 7 May 2012

Phase–As–Process As Grammatical Metaphor

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 185n):
In hypotactic verbal group complexes, the phase (starting, continuing; trying, succeeding; and so on) is an expansion of the process itself; but [where] the phase is construed as a process in its own right … such examples are in fact often metaphorical variants of clauses with phased verbal group complexes.