Saturday, 21 May 2016

Grammatical Metaphor Privileges Order

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 548): 
Grammatical metaphor objectifies our experience, transforming its being and happening into things; in so doing, it privileges order, since experience can now be categorised into classes and hierarchies of classes, which are significantly more determinate than the processes and properties favoured by the grammar in its congruent form.