Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Bio–Semiotic Systems That Interface With The Content Plane Of Language

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 606-7):
These are the systems of human perception, tactile, auditory, visual, and so on. They are themselves semiotic, in that what the organism “sees” is what is construed by the brain into meaning; this then becomes the “input” to the semantic system and is transformed into higher–order meaning of the linguistic kind.