Thursday, 23 October 2014

Doing Vs Being: Parameters Of Time & Energy

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 132):
Doing and being do not preclude the involvement of a conscious participant; but they do not require it — and hence do not have the effect of endowing a participant with human-like consciousness. They can be differentiated in terms of two parameters, time and energy, both of which are involved in their actualisation.