Friday, 12 June 2015

Syndromes Of Elemental Metaphors: Types

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 250):
These syndromes of elemental metaphors fall into three general types, not very sharply distinct but worth using as a conceptual framework. The distinction relates to the rank where the metaphoric reconstrual takes place: (I) from figure to element, (II) from sequence to figure, (III) from figure with process to figure with process as thing.