Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Ideational Metaphor: Loss Of Ideational Meaning

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 642):
… the tactic patterns of clause complexing (with the distinction between paratactic interdependency and hypotactic dependency) are not available to sequences that are realised metaphorically as clauses, and the configurational patterns of participant rôles are lost or obscured when figures are realised as groups or phrases.