Friday, 16 January 2015

Range: Projection Relationship To The Process

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 170):
Where the relation is one of projection, the Range represents the subject matter (either as a general term, eg issue, matter, or as the specific domain of the Process, eg politics, your holiday). As with enhancement, there is often an agnate circumstantial form.

Process + Range
Process + circumstantial element
discuss the issue
talk politics
describe your holiday
talk about the issue
talk about politics
write about your holiday
ponder the problem
investigate the crime
think about the problem
find out about the crime