Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Relational Clauses & Nominal Groups

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 262n):
There is, however, a deeper sense in which ‘relational’ clauses are ‘nominal’: they construe the same range of relations as those of modification within the nominal group:
the house was old : the old house ::
the house was in Wessex : the house in Wessex ::
the house was Thomas’s : Thomas’s house.