Saturday, 26 July 2014

Folk Vs Scientific Taxonomies

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 85):
The ideation base embodies not only folk taxonomies but also a range of taxonomic models such as those used by experts and by scientists. These are all variants within the overall ideational system. […] The move from folk taxonomies towards scientific ones involves both an increase in steps in delicacy and a change in the criteria used for classification.