Thursday, 11 October 2012

Attitudinal Adjectives Functioning As Post–Deictic

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 319):
… many of them may also occur as post–Deictic; in that case their deictic function consists rather in referring to, or even constructing, an occasion of shared experience as in a miserable few dishes of peanuts.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Prepositional Phrases: Viewed From Above

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 311):
In terms of the modal structure of the clause, prepositional phrases serve as Adjuncts, and in terms of experiential structure, they serve as circumstances.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Ideational Metafunction: Logical Component

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 310):
… language as the expression of certain very general logical relations … the logical component defines complex units …