Monday, 30 November 2015

The Central Integrative Rôle Of Language

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 444):
Here let us just reiterate our view that all of our experience is construed as meaning. Language is the primary semiotic system for transforming experience into meaning; and it is the only semiotic system whose meaning base can serve to transform meanings construed in other systems (including perceptual ones) and thus integrate our experience from all its various sources.