Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Domain Models & The General Model

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 323): 
Domain models are variants of the general model. A particular domain model specifies which of the semantic systems in the overall model are activated in a particular contextual field: the ideational meanings that are “at risk”.  Each field thus has its own semantic profile, which can be seen against the background of the overall semantic potential.