Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Semantic Figure As Construed By Clause Transitivity

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 220):
A figure consists, in principle, of three components:
  1. a process unfolding through time
  2. the participants involved in the process
  3. circumstances associated with the process.
These are organised in configurations that provide the models or schemata for construing our experience of what goes on.