Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Typical Word Classes Realising Nominal Group Functions

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 379):
The classes of word which most typically realise these functions are as follows:

But there are other possibilities: for example, numeral occurring as Classifier, as in first prize, or embedded nominal group as possessive Deictic, e.g. the day before yesterday’s paper.