Saturday, 23 May 2015

Metaphorical Relationship As Directional

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 235):
On all these grounds [of semogenetic and derivational priority] we have to acknowledge that the metaphorical relationship is not a symmetrical one: there is a definite directionality to it, such that one end of the continuum is metaphorical and the other is what we shall call congruent.