Monday, 29 October 2012

Textual Metafunction & Nominal Group Structure

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 328-9):
Textual meaning is embodied throughout the entire structure, since it determines the order in which the elements are arranged, as well as patterns of information structure just as in the clause (note for example that the unmarked focus of information in a nominal group is on the word that comes last, not the word that functions as Thing).