Sunday, 20 March 2016

Specifying A Network Of Interpretations

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 524):
All dialogue is a process of exchanging meaning, in which the speaker is enacting, at any one time, a particular interpersonal relationship, including his own rôle and the rôle he is assigning to the listener (i.e. he is specifying a network of interpretations for his own and others’ behaviour).