Friday, 24 July 2015

Metaphorical Elaboration Of The Semantic System: Multiplanar Mappings Of Semantic Domains

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 293):
… metaphor involves a mapping from one ideational domain to another, construing a token–value relation between the two. For instance, the whole semantic domain of sequences may be mapped onto the domain of figures. The token domain may in turn be the value in a further metaphorical move, such as the move from figures to participants. The metaphorical expansion thus can involve multiple planes.