Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Degree Of Involvement As Cline

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 173):
The “degree of involvement” in the sense of how deeply some element is involved in actualising the process that is construed by the figure, can thus be represented as a cline: the difference appears not only between participants and circumstances as a whole, but also within each of these primary categories, so that there is a continuum from one to the other along this scale.