Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Different Approaches To Meaning As Complementary Perspectives

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 439):
Looked at from the standpoint of a stratal interpretation of language, these different approaches are not so much mutually exclusive alternatives — as they have often been thought to be — as complementary perspectives on meaning: they focus on different aspects of the stratum of semantics — its internal organisation or its interfaces to other systems, linguistic, conceptual or physical.