Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Grammatical Realisation Of Figures: Transitivity

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 134):
… doing & happening are realised as material clauses, sensing as mental ones, saying as verbal ones, and being (at, etc.) & having as relational clauses. The different process types are not signalled overtly in the grammar; they are covert or cryptotypic categories and emerge only when we consider their reactances.