Thursday, 3 April 2014

Meaning Base Vs Knowledge Base

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 2-3):
A meaning base differs from a knowledge base in the direction from which it is construed. In modelling the meaning base we are building it ‘upwards’ from the grammar, instead of working ‘downwards’ from some interpretation of experience couched in conceptual terms, and seen as independent from language.