The Thought Occurs

The Thought Occurs

Friday, 4 October 2013

Martin’s Cline Of Instantiation Applied To Martin’s Stratification

Strata: genre, register, discourse semantics, lexicogrammar, phonology

Cline of instantiation: system, genre/register, text type, text, reading.

On this model,

(1) register is simultaneously more abstract than discourse semantics (in terms of stratification) and a sub-system of discourse semantics (in terms of the latter stratum's instantiation);

(2) genre is simultaneously more abstract than register (in terms of stratification), and a sub-system of register (in terms of the latter stratum's instantiation);

(3) register is simultaneously a stratal system and a sub-system of itself (in terms of that stratum's instantiation);

(4) genre is simultaneously a stratal system and a sub-system of itself (in terms of that stratum's instantiation);

etc …

cf the original (logically coherent) model:

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