Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Phenomena Of Experience: Three Orders Of Complexity

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 48):
A phenomenon is the most general experiential category — anything that can be construed as part of human experience. The phenomena of experience are of three orders of complexity: elementary (a single element), configurational (configuration of elements, i.e. a figure) and complex (a complex of figures, i.e. a sequence).