Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Verbal Group: Metafunctional Components

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 336):
The textual meaning is embodied in the ordering of the elements. The interpersonal meaning resides in the deictic features associated with finitenessprimary tense or modality — together with any attitudinal colouring that may be present in the lexical verb. And further systematic distinctions of both kinds may be realised by intonation and rhythm