Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Universe Of Meaning Created By Written Language

Halliday (2008: 149):
Language creates a metaphor for life, a semiotic universe, or “universe of meanings”, that is the analogue of the material universe in which we exists as physical beings. But the universe of meaning created by written language is one that can be frozen or suspended in time, and so can be reflected on and examined in relative tranquility.