Saturday, 3 May 2014

The Cline Of Instantiation (Semantic Stratum)

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 14):
Instantiation refers to the move from the semantic potential within the general system to instances of this potential within a particular text. Intermediate between these two on the instantiation cline are patterns of instantiation that recur in particular situation typessemantic domains located within the overall meaning potential as situated variants of it.