Monday, 29 April 2019

The Distinction Between ‘Contrastive In Tense’ And ‘Contrastive In Polarity’

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 411):
The distinction between ‘contrastive in tense’ and ‘contrastive in polarity’ is realised only if at least one secondary tense is chosen; it is however regarded as systemic in all instances, with ambiguity arising where there is no secondary tense.