Friday, 13 November 2015

Reality Interpretation Is A Semiotic Process

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 423-4):
We also [like Jackendoff and Lakoff] have emphasised that reality is not something that is given to us; we have to construct an interpretation of it — or, as we prefer to put it, we have to construe our experienceInterpretation is a semiotic process, and our interpretation takes into account not only the concrete natural world but also the socio-cultural realm that is brought into existence as a semiotic construct