Friday, 13 March 2015

Elaboration Of Things Into Broad Categories

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 194):
By reference to the grammar of the clause on the one hand, and of the nominal group on the other, certain broad categories are set up such that some things will fall squarely into one category, while others will lie on the borderline, showing certain features of one category and certain features of another, or finding themselves equally at home in both.