Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Textual Significance Of Ideational Metaphor

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 270): 
There is an increase in textual meaning, since participants have the most clearly defined status as information: in particular, they can be construed (by the thematic and information systems) into a ‘backgrounded + foregrounded’ pattern which maximises the information potential of the figure.