Thursday, 4 October 2012

Adverbial Group & Prepositional Phrase: Functional Overlap

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 311):
But prepositional phrases encroach on the functional ground of adverbial groups, partly by means of phrasal templates) … ; and adverbial groups may serve as Location in time or space. These latter often have as Head an adverb that derives from preposition + noun (for example upstairs, ouside, overseas; today, tomorrow).