Thursday, 9 July 2015

Two Advantages Of Seeing The Metaphoric Process As Lexicogrammatical

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 274):
This enables us to do two things. On the one hand, we can bring out a further aspect of the semantic picture by pointing to the conjunction of category meanings — an aspect of grammatical semantics — that is involved; and on the other hand, we can relate this particular metaphoric phenomenon to the overall semantic potential of the system — the construal of experience as a generalised ideation base.