Tuesday, 12 June 2012

David Rose On Form And Function

David Rose wrote on sys-func and sysfling on 4 June 2012:
Im not sure where a form/function duality would fit in SFL theory.

Blogger Comment:

It fits, for example, in the rank scale.  The rank scale is a compositional scale of forms.  The unit of each rank is a configuration of functional elements, each of which is realised by a unit of the rank below (except in the case of rank-shift).  For example, elements of the function structure of a clause are realised in the form of groups and phrases.