Friday, 3 April 2015

Construing Qualities As Attribute Vs Manner

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 208):
Some qualities may occur as depictive (as opposed to resultative) Attribute in a figure of doing & happening; in such instances the quality is very close to a circumstance of Manner, as is shown by agnate pairs such as the following: 
quality as Attribute:                     quality as Manner: 
she came home cheerful              she came home cheerfully
he walked in drunk                      he walked in drunkenly