Monday, 2 November 2015

Transitions Between Textual States: Method Of Development

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 410):
Bateman & Matthiessen (1993) suggest that Rhetorical Structure Theory can be used to model transitions from one textual state to another. These rhetorical transitions constitute the method of development of a text (see Fries, 1981, 1995 for the relationship between Theme and method of development).