Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Phenomenon: Thing, Act, Fact

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 251):
… the set of things that can take on this rôle in the clause is not only not restricted to any particular semantic or grammatical category, it is actually wider that the set of possible participants in a ‘material’ clause. It may be not only a thing but also an act or a fact.