Friday, 26 October 2012

Interpersonal Metafunction & Clause Structure

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 328):
The interpersonal meanings are expressed by the intonation contour; by the ‘Mood’ block, which may be repeated as a tag at the end; and by expressions of modality which may recur throughout the clause. The pattern here is prosodic, ‘field’-like rather than wave-like.