Monday, 3 February 2014

The Blending Of Semogenic Resources Into A Lexicogrammar

Halliday (2008: 142):
But the real genius of the semogenic spirit was to blend the ideational and the interpersonal into a single semiotic mode, and integrated form of order that we call a grammar — or more accurately a lexicogrammar, since it includes the lexical items, the words. Meaning evolved as a complex act having both these components intertwined.