Thursday, 23 July 2015

Metaphorical Elaboration Of The Semantic System

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 293): 
… metaphor is best construed as an opening up of a new dimension of the semantic system that allows the whole system to be elaborated by itself along a token–value chain. In other words, what we identified as a simplified way of dealing with grammatical metaphor in the relation between semantics and lexicogrammar … we can now recognise as a dimension internal to the semantic system.