Sunday, 29 March 2015

The View Of Adjectives As “Stative Predicates”

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 207):
More recently, it has often been asserted that adjectives are really stative verbs, or “stative predicates”. This is the position of predicate logic, where both qualities and processes are simply predicates — but so also are things. It complicates the description of English grammar, but it is a reminder of the intermediate status of qualities as elements of figures.