Saturday, 21 July 2018

Targeting Verbal Processes And Projected Reports

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 307):
Verbs that accept a Target do not easily project reported speech; but some aspect of the Sayer’s words may be quoted in the representation of the Target, of a circumstance of Cause or Role, or of an enhancing clause of reason for the judgement:
In June, Gates praised ‘the unprecedented cooperation between the nations of the gulf.’ 
Charles C Jones’s 1883 The History of Georgia praised Zubly as ‘learned and eloquent, public spirited, and of marked ability’ and described his early career as ‘consistent and patriotic.’