Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Circumstantial Attributive Clauses: Process Or Minor Process

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 240):
In the ‘attributive’ mode, the circumstantial element is an attribute that is being ascribed to some entity … These take two forms:
(a) one in which the circumstance is construed in the form of the Attribute
(b) the other in which the circumstantial relation is construed in the form of the Process
In the first case, the circumstantial relation is construed as a minor process realised by a preposition; in the second, it is construed as a process realised by a verb