Sunday, 20 September 2015

Registers: Semantic Stratum

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 376): 
These are, in the first instance, registerial subsystems of the semantic system. A register is a semantic region within the overall semantic space. It is made up of contributions from all three metafunctions: a domain within the ideation base and similar regions within the interpersonal and textual parts of the overall semantic space.