Monday, 28 October 2013

Ideational Metaphor: Expanding And Contracting Potential

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 641-2):
… the metaphorical mode thus makes available a great deal of further ideational potential that is not accessible in the congruent mode. At the same time, the metaphorical mode also denies access to significant aspects of potential that is associated with the congruent mode: there is a loss of ideational meaning.