Friday, 15 June 2018

Possessive Identifying Clauses

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 295):
In the ‘identifying’ mode, the possession takes the form of a relationship between two entities; and again this may be organised in two ways, with the relationship being expressed either
(a) as a feature of the participants, as in the piano is Peter’s, or
(b) as a feature of the process, as in Peter owns the piano.