The difference between ‘subjective’ and ‘objective’ orientation in the ideational manifestation follows from the general difference between a projecting ‘mental’ or ‘verbal’ clause with a Senser or Sayer and a ‘relational’ clause without such a ‘projector’. When the assessment is explicitly ‘subjective’, the Senser or Sayer has to be the speaker I. If it is a person other than the speaker, the clause will still be a projecting one; but it will not be agnate with interpersonal assessment.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 607):