Friday, 8 November 2013

Why The Downgrading In Ideational Metaphor Is Possible

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 646):
These successive steps in downgrading are possible because both projection and expansion are motifs that are manifested throughout the grammatical system: a sequence of projection can thus be realised not only by the manifestation of projection in the clause nexus, but also by its manifestation in the clause or the group/phrase. The same principle applies to expansion.