Saturday, 8 August 2015

Instance-Type Relation In Nominal Group Realising Value

Basalt
is
an example of a volcanic rock
Token
Process: identifying
Value

Note that is an identifying clause realising the identity of an example
— the identity relation in the clause obtains between basalt and an example […] —
not an attributive clause realising the relation between an example and a type.

The relation between example and type is realised in the nominal group realising the Value:

an
example
of
a
volcanic
rock
Variety
Deictic
Classifier
Thing
Premodifier
Head
Postmodifier


That this is indeed the case is demonstrated by the fact that the removal of the meaning of an example of yields an attributive clause:

Basalt
is
a volcanic rock
Carrier
Process: attributive
Attribute

Cf

This sample
is
a volcanic rock
Carrier
Process: attributive
Attribute


The above demonstrates the difference between an identifying clause with an example of and an attributive clause.



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