Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Rôle Type & ‘Material’ Attribute Type [Agnation]

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 275):
… an Attribute … added to a ‘material’ process,
either (i) as depictive, corresponding to the guise,
or (ii) as resultative, corresponding to the product

Phrasal Verb Vs Prepositional Phrase [Diagnostics]


Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 275):
… in some instances, such as act as, turn into, the preposition as, into [is] so closely bonded with the verb that it should be analysed as part of the Process. … The boundary is indeterminate; but [the phrasal verb] analysis is suggested where the verb could not easily occur without the prepositional phrase, or is separated from the preposition thematically.

Product: Definition & WH– Probe

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 275):
Product corresponds to the interrogative what into? with the meaning of ‘become’, similarly as attribute or identity …

Guise & Temporality

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 274):
Thematic circumstances of Rôle may indicate a period of time in a person’s life … distantly agnate with a temporal clause …

Guise: Definition, Realisation & WH– Probe


Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 274):
Guise corresponds to the interrogative what as? and construes the meaning of ‘be’ (attribute or identity) in the form of a circumstance … The usual preposition is as; other, complex prepositions with this function are by way of, in the rôle/shape/guise/form

Rôle: Definition & Subtypes

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 274):
This category construes the meanings of ‘be’ and ‘become’ circumstantially; the Rôle corresponds to the Attribute or Value of an ‘intensive relational’ clause. Rôle includes the subcategories of Guise (‘be’) and Product (‘become’). … A circumstance of Rôle usually relates to a participant in the clause — more specifically, to the Medium; but we also find circumstances of Rôle that do not.