Monday, 18 August 2014

Sequence Models The Logical Relations Between Figures

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 104):
A sequence constitutes a model of how figures can be related. One prominent form of this relationship, which has been foregrounded in various guises in science and logic, is that of cause & effect, whereby experience is given causal interpretation. But that is only one among many such possible relationships, which taken together can be said to constitute the logic of natural language.