Sunday, 20 May 2018

Identifying Mode: Naming & Defining Vs Calling

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 287-8):
Most problematic of all are clauses of naming and defining, which lie exactly at the crossover point between the the two types of ‘identifying’ clause … Naming and defining are linguistic exercises, in which the word is Token and its meaning is Value. In calling, on the other hand, it is the name that is the Value.