Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Text Base As Resource For Text Development & Interpretation

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 378):
From the speaker’s point of view, the text base is a resource for developing a text, message by message, and for guiding the listener in his/her interpretation of the text; and from the listener’s point of view, it is a resource for constructing such an interpretation (for building up an instantial system …).