Friday, 19 July 2013

Enhancing Conjunction: Matter

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 547):
Here cohesion is established by reference to the ‘matter’ that has gone before. As noted earlier, many expression of matter are spatial metaphors, involving words like point, ground, field; and these become conjunctive when coupled with reference items. The relation is either (i) positive or (ii) negative.