Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States
13013
France
2654
United Kingdom
2249
Australia
1909
Russia
1128
Ukraine
1018
Poland
568
Germany
540
Indonesia
410
Canada
366

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Embedded Clause Complex Or Ranking Clause Complex With Ellipsis?

(1) Paratactic extending clause complex embedded as Attribute:

The kind of food we eat
depends on
which part of the world we live in or which part of our country we live in
Carrier
Process: causal: condition
Attribute
Theme
Rheme
Subject
Finite
Predicator
Complement
Mood
Residue

which part of the world we live in
or which part of our country we live in
1
+ 2 alternation


(2) Paratactic extending clause complex with ellipsed Carrier and Process:

The kind of food we eat depends on which part of the world we live in
or the kind of food we eat depends on which part of our country we live in
1
+ 2 alternation

The kind of food we eat
depends on
which part of the world we live in
Carrier
Process: causal: condition
Attribute
Theme
Rheme
Subject
Finite
Predicator
Complement
Mood
Residue

or
the kind of food we eat
depends on
which part of our country we live in

Carrier
Process: causal: condition
Attribute
Rheme

Subject
Finite
Predicator
Complement

Mood
Residue


Each analysis construes
  • the same Theme: the kind of food we eat,
  • the same Subject: the kind of food we eat,
  • the same conditional relation between the same Carrier the kind of food we eat and the same Attribute(s) which part of the world we live in (or) which part of our country we live in, and
  • the same interdependency (parataxis) and same logico-semantic relation (extension: alternation).
But the first analysis is simpler.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Metaphorical Accompaniment


There
have been
more clashes
between Iraqi and British forces

Process: existential
Existent
Accompaniment: comitative


Unpacking the grammatical metaphor:

Iraqi and British forces
have clashed
Actor
Process: material

or

Iraqi forces
have clashed
with British forces
Actor
Process: material
Accompaniment

or (more likely, given the strategic use of metaphor):

British forces
have clashed
with Iraqi forces
Actor
Process: material
Accompaniment


Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 174):
The circumstance of Accompaniment does not correspond to any one particular participant rôle. Rather, it corresponds to an extending of the participant itself, by addition or variation… Grammatically, the analogous type of participant is one represented by a nominal group complex.

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 324):
Accompaniment is a form of joint participation in the process and represents the meanings ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘not’ as circumstantials;
See also Degree of Involvement.