Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Five Basic Types Of Indeterminacy In The Ideation Base

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 549):
(1) ambiguities (‘either a or x’): one form of wording construes two distinct meanings, each of which is exclusive of the other.
(2) blends (‘both b and y’): one form of wording construes two different meanings, both of which are blended into a single whole.
(3) overlaps (‘partly c, partly z’): two categories overlap so that certain members display features of each.
(4) neutralisations: in certain contexts, the difference between two categories disappears.
(5) complementarities: certain semantic features or domains are construed in two contradictory ways.