Monday, 20 April 2015

Processes: Internal Organisation

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 213):
Thus from the point of view of the figure, a process is the central element, forming a nucleus around which participants and circumstantial elements are organised into a meaningful pattern.  From the point of view of its own internal organisation, a process is a construal of ‘eventing’ — a phenomenon perceived as having extension in time.