Monday, 27 April 2015

Patterns Of Time In English: Temporal Staging (Phase)

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 216):
Temporal staging is explicit and lexicalised […]. Staging also extends to other categories that are not strictly temporal, which the grammar however construes as analogous: especially conation (tries to do / succeeds in doing) and appearance (seems to be / turns out to be).