Monday, 27 February 2017

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Examples Of The Interpersonal Metafunction In Mathematics


(1) proposition (statement) realised by a clause of declarative mood:

a2
=
b2 + c2
a [squared]
equals
b [squared] plus c [squared]
Subject
Finite
Predicator
Complement
Mood
Residue


(2) proposal (suggestion: offer+command*) realised by a clause of imperative mood:

let
x
=
3
Finite
Subject
Predicator
Complement
Mood
Residue


* For suggestions as being both offers and commands, see Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 166).


As the examples above demonstrate, mathematical symbolism is the written mode expression plane system, the "graphology", that realises the wording of language — identifying clauses — for the registers realising the field of these situation types.

In spoken mode, the expression plane system for mathematics is the phonological system of the language of the mathematician.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Introducing A New Instantial Process Through A Dependent 'Simultaneous' Clause


α
x β temporal: simultaneous
Actor
Process: material
Manner: comparison

Manner: quality
Actor
Process: material
Goal
The boy
was driving
like the wind
when
suddenly
we
hit
something
Given

New
Given


New

Theme
Rheme
Theme
Rheme

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Metaphor Of Modulation (Subjective Explicit)

I
want
you
to see
one of the two Jennifers
α
‘ β
Senser
Process: mental
Senser
Process: mental
Phenomenon


I
want
you
to see
one of the two Jennifers
Modality: obligation
Subject
Predicator
Complement
Mood
Residue


See Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 584, 693).