Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Semiotic Complementarity Of Speech And Writing: Ideation

Halliday (2008: 166):
We see this most clearly in the ideational metafunction, where […] the grammar of the written language tends to organise meaning around entities, or things; whereas the grammar of the spoken language organises meaning around processes — doing and happening; or rather, as a balanced array of processes, participants and circumstances, the “verbs, nouns and the rest” of the everyday spoken grammar.