Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Semantic Features

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 46):
The semantic types represented by the features of systems in the system network do not constitute discrete Aristotelian categories; they are values on semantic clinescore regions to use the metaphor of semantic space.  We can bring this out by adopting a topological view on meaning; we can also explore the possibility of interpreting features as names of fuzzy sets.