Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Ontogenetic Time Frame Of Semogenesis

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 17):
Secondly, there is the development of the individual speaker (speaking subject). A speaker’s history may — like that of the biological individual — recapitulate some of the evolutionary progression along epigenetic lines. But the individual experience is one of growth, not evolution, and follows the typical cycle of growth, maturation and decay. This is the ontogenetic time frame.