Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Nominal, Verbal & Adverbial Groups: Viewed From Above

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 310):
In terms of the modal structure of the clause, nominal groups serve as Subject or Complement, verbal groups as Finite + Predicator, and adverbial groups as Adjunct; and in terms of experiential structure, nominal groups serve in participant rôles, verbal groups as Process, and adverbial groups in circumstance rôles.