Saturday, 14 December 2019

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Ukraine
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United Arab Emirates
614

Monday, 18 November 2019

Circumstantial Attributive Clause With Assignment?


the living area
extends
from the lounge room to the billiard room
Carrier
Process: circumstantial
circumstantial Attribute

the living area
has been extended
from the lounge room to the billiard room
Carrier
Process: circumstantial
circumstantial Attribute

the living area
has been extended
from the lounge room to the billiard room
by the new owners
Carrier
Process: circumstantial
circumstantial Attribute
Attributor

the new owners
have extended
the living area
from the lounge room to the billiard room
Attributor
Process: circumstantial
Carrier
circumstantial Attribute

However, ASSIGNMENT is a system that is restricted to intensive relations. Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 288):
Both ‘identifying’ and ‘attributive’ clauses of the ‘intensive’ kind have the option of ASSIGNMENT: they may be configured with a third participant representing the entity assigning the relationship of identity of attribution – for example, they in they made Mary the leader and they made Mary happy. In the case of ‘identifying’ clauses, this is the Assigner; in the case of ‘attributing’ clauses, this is the Attributor. In a ‘receptive’ clause, this participant may be left implicit.
If this is true, then it suggests a different analysis of the 'assigned' clauses above.  Given what would be the unmarked present tense, these clauses are material:
  • the new owners are extending the living area from the lounge room to the billiard room, not
  • the new owners extend the living area from the lounge room to the billiard room.
On this basis, the analyses are reinterpreted as follows:

the living area
extends
from the lounge room to the billiard room
Carrier
Process: relational
circumstantial Attribute

the living area
has been extended
from the lounge room to the billiard room
Goal
Process: material
Extent

the living area
has been extended
from the lounge room to the billiard room
by the new owners
Goal
Process: material
Extent
Actor

the new owners
have extended
the living area
from the lounge room to the billiard room
Actor
Process: material
Goal
Extent

Sunday, 10 November 2019

The Gift Of Life


Actor
Process: material
Goal
women
bear
children
women
give
birth
to children
Actor
Process: material
Goal
Recipient