Friday, 29 December 2017

Material Clauses: Inherent Participants

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 236): 
The Actor is an inherent participant in both intransitive and transitive material clauses; the Goal is inherent only in transitive clauses. In addition to these two roles, there are a number of other participant roles that may be involved in the process of a ‘material’ clause; these are: Scope, Recipient, Client and (more marginally) Attribute.