Friday, 19 January 2018

Attribute: Material Vs Relational Clause

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 243):
In a ‘material’ clause, the Attribute is always an optional added specification. In contrast, it is an inherent part of the configuration of a ‘relational’ clause and cannot be left out.

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But note that the Attribute is sometimes conflated with the relational process, as in Accuracy matters.