Wednesday, 19 March 2014

What The Complementarities In Semiotic Systems Provide

Halliday (2008: 183):
Again, like biological systems, semiotic systems evolve to withstand shock; a language may get perturbed, deflected, even thoroughly mixed with another one […]. This is where the complementarities come in: they provide the surplus energy, the flexibility that enables a language to flourish in its changing eco-social environment.