Saturday, 30 July 2016

Construing And Enacting The Self

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 583):
In the ideational mode we construe ourselves as conscious Sensers, while in the interpersonal mode we enact ourselves as speakers interacting with addressees; the metaphor [of modality] brings the two together in such a way that the ideational construal stands for the interpersonal enactment.