Sunday, 19 June 2016

Internal Complementarity: Fractal

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 562) 
… within this congruent mode, there is a fractal complementarity: the highly generalised semantic types of projection & expansion are manifested in complementary domains — those of sequences, figures, and participants; so that, for example, some phenomenon of experience construed as having temporal expansion might appear either as a sequence or a configuration …