Thursday, 18 January 2018

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States
12119
France
2727
Australia
2647
Russia
1545
United Kingdom
934
Germany
589
Poland
494
Uruguay
490
Ukraine
364
Brazil
304

Friday, 5 January 2018

'No More Than' Serving As Mood Adjunct


even
the best of our models 
are 
no more than
aids to the imagination
mood Adjunct: intensity: counterexpectancy: exceeding
Subject
Finite
mood Adjunct: intensity: counterexpectancy: limiting
Complement
Mood
Residue


Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 153):
There are two lexical verbs in English, be and have, where, strictly speaking, the simple past and simple present forms consist of Finite element only, rather than of a fusion of Finite with Predicator. This is shown by the negatives: the negative of is, was is isn’t, wasn’t — not doesn’t be, didn’t be.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Process vs Predicator vs Event


The game
has
been
put
off
until Sunday
Goal
Process: material
Location: motion: towards
Subject
Finite
Predicator
Adjunct
Adjunct

Finite
Auxiliary
Event