Sunday, 18 November 2012

Verbal Group / Nominal Group Parallelism: Underlying Commonality

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 336):
Both verbal and nominal group begin with the element that ‘fixes’ the group in relation to the speech exchange; and both end with the element that specifies the representational content — the difference being that, since things are more highly organised than events, there are additional lexical elements in the nominal but none in the verbal group.