Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Construal Of Experience As Semantic Space In Signed Languages

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 535):
From Sign, we get further insight into the construal of experience as ideational meaning because of its greater potential for iconicity in the expression. Semantic space can be construed iconically in signing with continuous space-time, constituted as bodily experience for the signer and as part of shared visual experience for signer and addressee.