Thursday, 29 June 2017

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Projection As Enhancement And The Neutralisation Of Relational Mode

α
x β  manner: comparison
that
's
mine
as
the devil
said
of the dead policeman
Carrier
Process
Attribute

Sayer
Process
Matter
Token
Value

In this (abridged) clause complex from Ulysses, a quote, which is congruently realised as a clause in a paratactic nexus of projection is realised instead as the dominant clause of a hypotactic nexus of enhancement; and the figure that would congruently be realised as the projecting clause is here realised instead as the dependent clause of the nexus.  By this use of ideational metaphor, Joyce construes both meanings at once, the projection and the comparison.

With regard to the double coding of the relational clause, Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 295) point out that, for this type of possessive clause, in operative voice, the attributive and identifying modes are not syntagmatically distinct.  The clause could be either attributive: the dead policeman is a member of the class of the devil's possessions, or identifying: the dead policeman is identified as belonging to the devil.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Problem Of Internal Bracketing

generic [structure potential] — the original concept in Hasan (1985)

[generic structure] potential  — the misreading by Martin (1992)

Monday, 15 May 2017

Subject As Marked Theme


don't
you
dare
Theme: marked
Rheme
Finite
Subject
Predicator
Mood
Residue

Friday, 12 May 2017

Verbiage As Marked Theme


more than that
I
cannot
say
Theme: marked
Rheme
Complement
Subject
Finite
Predicator
Verbiage
Sayer
Process: verbal