Friday, 25 December 2015

Two Perspectives On A Process

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 466): 
… a process is both an organiser of participants and an event that is instantiable in time. These two perspectives lead to different criteria for establishing process typologies. … The two perspectives are associated with different grammatical units, the clause (for the participant organising perspective) and the verbal group (for the temporal instantiation).