Sunday, 27 December 2015

‘Participant Organising’ Perspective On Processes: General Typological Considerations

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 467-8):
In the typology presented here as part of the ideation base, there are two very general considerations: 
1. process type: what kind of reality does the figure or process configuration pertain to (the material world, the world of consciousness, the world of symbolisation, the world of abstract relations)? 
2. agency: is the occurrence of the process (in conjunction with the medium) caused by an entity that is external to it (an agent)?