Thursday, 9 January 2014

Developing Technical, Theoretical Forms Of Discourse: Metaphoric And Transcategorising Potential

Halliday (2008: 100):
Two aspects of a language are involved: (1) the metaphoric potential, realigning the relations between the semantics and the lexicogrammar (“de- and re-coupling”); (2) the transcategorising potential, moving lexicalised elements across syntactic classes. The first of these is the essential operation; the second is the mechanism by which it is achieved.