Sunday, 27 May 2018

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States
13799
France
2821
United Kingdom
2291
Australia
1937
Russia
1300
Ukraine
1029
Germany
576
Poland
571
Indonesia
446
Brazil
404

Monday, 12 March 2018

Characterisation As Happening

How are you doing?


From above, this is a demand for specific information: a characterisation of the self; a congruent realisation of the meaning would be how are you?.  So, from above, this clause is attributive relational.

how
are
you
doing
circumstantial Attribute: quality
Process:
Carrier
attributive

From roundabout, the lexical choice of the verb, and from below, the 'present in present' tense, both locate the clause more materially: as construing an ongoing happening.

how
are
you
doing
Manner: quality
Process:
Actor
material

The clause then realises a characterisation as an ongoing happening, thereby providing both of the complementary perspectives on change: the inert stability of 'being' and the active change of 'doing-&-happening'; see Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 136, 159-65).

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Condition Marked By Subject–Finite Inversion


were
concerns about the health of global trade
to become
more elevated
Finite
Subject
Predicator
Complement
Mood
Residue
Process:
Carrier
attributive
Attribute
interpersonal
topical


Theme: unmarked
Rheme


The subjunctive MODE of the verb marks the irrealis of the condition.

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.