Saturday, 11 April 2015

Qualities Of Expansion: Agnation

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 210):
Qualities of expansion cannot normally be assigned to metathings. They expand the thing they are related to by elaboration, extension or enhancement. these different subtypes display different patterns of agnation, but as Epithet (or Classifier) + Thing configurations they are all agnate with figures of being & having.