Monday, 31 March 2014

Semantics Is Construed By The Lexicogrammar

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: xii):
… it has been the concern of systemic theory since the 1960s to model the “content plane” in terms of a stratal pairing within language, with “semantics” as the “upper model” that is construed [intellectually constructed] by the lexicogrammar as a whole.