Monday, 11 May 2015

Fractal Types As Auto-Genetic Potential

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 224):
The fractal types of projection and expansion are also a primary resource by which the semantic system creates new meanings. […] The ideation base thus itself embodies, auto-genetically, the principles on which it is organised and enabled to develop further, such that the primary systems of ideational meaning then serve as a grid within which more delicate categories are construed.