Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Alternative Perspectives On Transitivity

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 503):
The participant rôles Medium, Agent, Range and Beneficiary embody not just a different degree of generality from the process-specific participant rôles Actor, Goal, Recipient; Senser, Phenomenon; etc but more importantly, a different perspective. They capture different kinds of facts about the transitivity system of a language.