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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Verbal Process Subtype That Does Not Easily Project

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 256):
Verbs that accept a Target do not easily project reported speech; this type of clause is closer to the Actor + Goal structure of a ‘material’ clause … The source of praise, blame etc is construed either as a circumstance or as an enhancing hypotactic clause … but not as a projection …