Saturday, 6 October 2012

Verb Participle As Epithet Or Classifier

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 322):
Often the participle is itself further modified … What is happening here is that some part of the experiential structure of the clause is being downgraded to function as Epithet or Classifier; it is a reduced form of a non-finite clause and hence agnate to a (finite or non-finite) Qualifier.