Sunday, 8 March 2015

Taxonomy Of (Simple) Things: Intermediate Between Conscious Beings And Institutions

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 193):
Human collectives: intermediate between conscious beings and institutions. These can function as Senser in sensing of all kinds, including those embodying desideration; but they accept either singular or plural pronouns, and if singular pronominalise with it (e.g. the family says it is united/the family say they are united).