Martin (1992: 529):
Table 7.10. Aspects of the realisation of unequal status Unequal statusnon-reciprocity[grammar foregrounded] dominate defer interaction patterns interpersonal congruence interpersonal metaphor
The claim here is that:
- interpersonal congruence construes the tenor feature 'dominate', whereas
- interpersonal metaphor construes the tenor feature 'defer'.
- the implicit modality of you might be right is claimed to construe the tenor feature 'dominate', whereas
- the explicit modality of it is expected that you attend is claimed to construe the tenor feature 'defer'.