Sunday, 22 January 2017

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States
7257
Australia
2278
France
1267
Russia
957
United Kingdom
774
Uruguay
486
Poland
400
Germany
360
Ukraine
246
Mauritius
199

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Carried Away By A Metaphor


Goal
Process: material
Actor
we
are
being carried
along
by the flow of time
Subject
Finite
Predicator
Adjunct
Adjunct
Mood
Residue

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Impinging Desiderative Projection: 'Cause To Want'


α
‘ β
their public betrayal of him in the week of his mother's tragic death from mesothelioma
inspired
him
to make
their ignorance, dishonesty and hypocrisy
public
motivated
Agent Phenomenon
Process: desiderative
Medium Senser
Process: relational
Medium Carrier
Range Attribute

cf he was inspired by their betrayal of him to publicise their ignorance.

cf emanating desiderative projection:

α
‘ β
he
would have liked
them
to act
morally
Medium Senser
Process: desiderative
Medium Actor
Process: material
Manner: quality

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Interpersonal Metaphor And Discontinuous Subject

he
 is
less likely [ than Ivy ]
[[ to have spoken ]]
Sub-
Finite
Complement
-ject
Mo-
Residue
-od

cf he having spoken is less likely than Ivy (having done so).


Cf the Cardiff Grammar analysis (Fawcett 2007: 934):

he
 is
less likely than Ivy
to
have
spoken
Subject
Operator/Auxiliary
Auxiliary Extension
Infinitive
Auxiliary
Main Verb

That is, Fawcett analyses 'spoken' as the Main Verb of this attributive clause, and 'is' and 'have' as two of its Auxiliaries.