Thursday, 8 November 2018

The Clause Nucleus

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 341-2):
The Process and the Medium together form the nucleus of an English clause; and this nucleus then determines the range of options that are available to the rest of the clause. Thus the nucleus … represents a small semantic field which may be realised as a clause either alone or in combination with other participant or circumstantial functions.