Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States
13546
France
2693
United Kingdom
2268
Australia
1918
Russia
1243
Ukraine
1024
Poland
571
Germany
563
Indonesia
408
Brazil
380

Friday, 24 November 2017

Clause Without Medium


you
were seen
at the anti-Trump rally
Range
Process
Location


Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 341):
Except in the special case of the medio–receptive voice, the Medium is obligatory in all processes; and it is the only element that is, other than the process itself. … The Medium is also the only element that is never introduced into the clause by means of a preposition (again with the same exception of medio–receptives); it is treated as something that always participates directly in the process.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Imperial Retaliation


the empire
strikes
 back
Medium
Process
Subject
Finite
Predicator
Adjunct
Mood
Residue

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 341):
Every process has associated with it one participant that is the key figure in that process; this is the one through which the process is actualised, and without which there would be no process at all.  Let us call this element the Medium, since it is the entity through the medium of which the process comes into existence. … in a material process the Medium is equivalent to the Actor in an intransitive clause and Goal in a transitive clause.

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 152n):
Note that if the lexical verb is a phrasal one, the non-verbal part, the adverb and/or preposition, serves as Adjunct, thus falling outside the scope of the Predicator. The combination of Predicator + Adjunct corresponds to the Process.