Sunday, 1 May 2016

Relative Metaphoricity: Semogenic Timescales

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 537):
Once we take note of progression in [phylogenetic, ontogenetic and logogenetic] time, then given a pair of such expressions we can identify one of the two as more metaphorical. The process is one of movement away from what we referred to as a “congruent” form.