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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

What Is The Functional Principle Behind Word Classes?

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 221):
This tripartite interpretation of figures [in terms of process, participant and circumstance] is what lies behind the grammatical distinction of word classes into verbs, nouns and the rest, a pattern that in some form is probably universal among human languages.

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