Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Three Types Of Element Constructed Within The Grammar — Ideational Metafunction

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 99):
Within the ideational component, they are realised by different classes of units:
  • process ( verbal group,
  • participant ( nominal group,
  • circumstance ( adverbial group; prepositional phrase.
Participants tend to be inherent elements of a figure; circumstances are typically optional.