Monday, 24 June 2013

Logogenesis: The Creation Of Meaning In The Course Of The Unfolding Of Text

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 530):
It is helpful to have a term for this general phenomenon — that is, the creation of meaning in the course of the unfolding of text. We shall call it logogenesis, with ‘logos’ in its original sense of ‘discourse’. Logogenesis pertains to the entire meaning potential — all the strata and all the metafunctions.