Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Metaphorical Construal Of Things As Qualities

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 268):
This represents a shift one step ‘backwards’ along the logical-experiential scale. It is thus contrary to the prevailing general tendency, since something that is congruently a participant on its own terms is now treated as existing only by virtue of some other participant. … This perturbation of the dominant pattern has the effect of making a participant more abstract.