Saturday, 14 June 2014

Realisation Statement [Definition]

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 43): 
A realisation statement is a minimal specification of a piece of structure or configuration of rôles presented in a paradigmatic context; it is always associated with a particular systemic feature. … The general form of a realisation statement is ‘realisation operator + one or more realisation operands’ … The operators … are insert, conflate and preselect.