The Thought Occurs

The Thought Occurs

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Why Discourse Analysis Needs Grammatics

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 658):
A text is meaningful because it is an actualisation of the potential that constitutes the linguistic system; it is for this reason that the study of discourse (‘text linguistics’) cannot properly be separated from the study of the grammar that lies behind it.

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