Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Interpersonal Perspective On Consciousness

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 600):
If we move outside the ideational metafunction to the interpersonal, the resource through which we interact with other people, we find that here we are acting out our conscious selves — “modelling” consciousness not by construing it but by enacting it. Since this type of meaning is non–referential it is not taken account of in scientific theories at all.