Monday, 11 March 2019

Interpersonal Metafunction & Clause Structure

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 387):
The interpersonal meanings are expressed by the intonation contour; by the ‘Mood’ block, which may be repeated as a tag at the end; and by expressions of modality which may recur throughout the clause. The pattern here is prosodic, ‘field’-like rather than wave-like.