Sunday, 5 June 2016

A Second Significance Of Indeterminacy

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 557)
Secondly, systems have varying probability profiles, so that (in terms of information theory) they carry differential loads of information: the skewer the probabilities of the terms in a system, the greater the redundancy that it carries — hence the less we need to attend to its unmarked state.