Thursday, 10 September 2015

Procedural Texts

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 356):
… a sequence of operations for arriving at some well–defined end result … it is a macro-operation, consisting of a number of atomic micro–operations. It is dominated by procedures … that lead to some specific goal: the dominant cause is purposive … From an interpersonal point of view, … it is a macro–proposal, consisting of a number of instructions or directions to the reader.