Sunday, 5 January 2014

Grammatical Metaphor As Temporal Process: Semogenic Timescales

Halliday (2008: 96-7):
All metaphoric processes take place in time. But there is more than one dimension of time involved. There is phylogenetic time: the history of the linguistic system. There is logogenetic time: the history of the text. There is also a third time dimension: ontogenetic time, the history of the individual, as learner and user of language.