Friday, 23 September 2016

The Brain As “Realising” The System Of Language

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 607):
At the same time, the neural networks can be thought of as “realising” the system of language, in the sense that it is in the brain that language materialises as a process of the bio-physical world. In this perspective, the relationship between language and the brain is itself a semiotic one, analogous to that between the content plane and the expression plane within language itself …