Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Range In Identifying Relational Clauses: Value*

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 294-5):
… in the identifying, the criteria tend to conflict. For purposes of simplicity, we will interpret the Token as Medium and the Value as Range in all types, although this does ignore some aspects of the patterning of such clauses in text.
*  For less simple purposes, in Halliday (1994) and elsewhere in Halliday & Matthiessen (2004), it is the Identified that is Medium (which corresponds to the Token in decoding clauses, but the Value in encoding clauses); the Identifier is the Range in decoding clauses (where it is also the Value), but the Agent in encoding clauses (where it is the Token).