Friday, 25 September 2015

The Interaction Base: System

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 377):
At the potential end of the cline of instantiation, the interpersonal strategies that have the move as their domain are defined by all the options persons have in exchanging meanings with one another, adopting speech rôles of giving/demanding information or goods–&–services and assigning complementary rôles of accepting or giving on demand to the addressee. These constitute all the patterns of interaction within a culture.