Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Categories And Relations Of Experience

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: xi):
… we stress that the categories and relations of experience are not “given” to us by nature, to be passively reflected in our language, but are actively constructed by language, with the lexicogrammar as the driving force.  By virtue of its unique properties as a stratified semiotic system, language is able to transform experience into meaning.