Thursday, 6 December 2012

Phrasal Verb: Expansion Of The Event?

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 351n):
A major point of difference between the verbal group and the nominal group is that the Event (unlike the Thing) is not the point of departure for the recursive modifying relationship. Hence it does not figure as an element in the notation. It could be argued that a phrasal verb represents an expansion of the Event … But we have not explored this line of approach here.