Thursday, 1 November 2012

Premodifier & Postmodifier

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 330):
The element following the Head is also a modifying element; we can distinguish the two positions by using the terms Premodifier and Postmodifier. The distinction is not a functional one, but depends on the rank of the modifying term; … But the Postmodifier does not itself enter into the logical structure, because it is not construed as a word complex.