Saturday, 12 April 2014

Stratal Metaredundancy: Meaning, Wording, Sounding

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 4, 4n): 
Semantics, or the system of meaning, is realised by lexicogrammar, or the system of wording (that is grammatical structures and lexical items); and lexicogrammar is realised by phonology, or the system of sounding. … 
This is the traditional formulation; more properly: semantics is realised by the realisation of lexicogrammar in phonology.