Monday, 22 August 2016

Ideational Perspective On Consciousness

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 599-600):
The ideational resources of language are primarily a theory of experience, so they are reflected fairly directly in consciously designed theories such as those of cognitive science. If we stay within the ideational metafunction, where mental processes are construed, we also find other processes that are complementary to these: those of saying (verbal processes) and symbolising (a type of relational process).