Friday, 26 June 2015

The Potential Of Elements For Construing Experience: Minor Processes

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 266):
The minor processes that form circumstances (realised as prepositions in English) are even less taxonomisable; they are intermediate between processes and relators, and only the spatial ones (spatio-temporal) display any real paradigmatic organisation (to / from // towards / away from; inside / outside // into / out of; before / after // in front of / behind &c.).