Saturday, 6 October 2012

Typical Word Classes Realising Nominal Group Functions

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 320):
The classes of word which most typically realise these functions are as follows:
Deictic: determiner; Deictic2: adjective; Numerative: numeral; Epithet: adjective; Classifier: noun or adjective; Thing: noun
But there are other possibilities: eg numeral occurring as Classifier … or embedded nominal group as possessive Deictic