Thursday, 22 March 2012

Quality Attribution

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 220):
With the [quality Attributes], the Thing is thus implicit; the general sense is ‘one’ — that is, the class of Thing is presumed from the context. This means that the norm of the quality denoted by the Epithet depends on the context; and this is made explicit when the substitute one serves as Head.