Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Why Inter–Stratal Realisation Is Stated In Terms Of The Higher Stratum

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 375):
In systemic theory, this relationship is stated in terms of the organisation of the higher stratum — for a simple reason: a higher stratum provides a more comprehensive environment than a lower one (as our stratal figures with [co-tangential] circles suggest).