Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Material Participants Are 'Things' Only

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 251):
In a ‘material’ clause, every participant is a thing; that is, it is a phenomenon of our experience, including of course our inner experience or imagination — some entity (person, creature, institution, object, substance or abstraction).  Any of these ‘things’ may also, of course, be the object of consciousness in a ‘mental’ clause;