Thursday, 19 July 2018

The Two Types Of Verbiage: Indeterminacy

Halliday & Matthiessen (2014: 306):
The two types of Verbiage are not sharply distinct; in between (a) tell me your experience and (b) tell me a story is something such as tell me the truth, where the truth could be interpreted either as (a) ‘the events as they happened’ or as (b) ‘a narrative that is factual’.