Saturday, 16 March 2013

Verbal Projection: Metaphenomenon

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 447):
The projected clause here stands for a ‘wording’: that is, the phenomenon it represents is a lexicogrammatical one. … While the projecting clause represents an ordinary phenomenon of experience, the projected clause represents a second-order phenomenon, something that is itself a representation. We will refer to this as a ‘metaphenomenon’.