Sunday, 1 March 2015

Taxonomy Of (Simple) Things: Material Object

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 191):
typifying rôles: impacted participant in figure of of doing [Goal…] 
pronoun it/them; general noun thing; number category: count (singular/plural). 
has extension in space, bounded so participates in figures as unit whole; if acting, then in figure of happening [Actor in involuntary process…].