Friday, 1 March 2013

Grammatical Construal Of Processes

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 425):
There is a gradual loss of information, in the way a process is construed in the grammar, as one moves from the finite free clause [to the bound finite clause to the bound non-finite clause] to the prepositional phrase … ( … this loss of information is carried still further through the use of grammatical metaphor).