Thursday, 12 November 2015

‘Model Theoretic’ Semantics

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 421):
This approach to meaning is objectivist: (extensional) meanings are phenomena existing in the world. There are no meaners construing meanings, and there is no perceptual system mediating between semiotic expressions and their extensions.  Truth is a matter of correspondence, not (as in everyday discourse) a question of consensus among people.