Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A Topological Perspective On Systemic Probability

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 68):
The types in the semantic system are instantiated according to probability values; these are manifested as relative frequencies in text. The equivalent in the spatial interpretation of meaning would be curvature or ‘chreodisation’. Chreodisation embodies time and represents the change of systemic probabilities over time.