Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Personal Pronoun And Proper Noun

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 325):
Personal pronouns and proper names are alike in that, for both, the reference is typically unique. With pronouns, the referent is defined interpersonally, by the speech situation. With proper names it is defined experientially: there exists only one, at least in the relevant body of experience.

Personal Pronoun

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 325):
The personal pronoun represents the world according to the speaker, in the context of a speech exchange. The basic distinction is into speech rôles (I, you) and other rôles (he, she, it, they); there is also the generalised pronoun (one).

Thing: Realisation

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 325):
… Thing is the semantic core of the nominal group. It may be common noun, proper noun or (personal) pronoun.