The Thought Occurs

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Context Vs Language

Halliday (2007 [1991]: 271):
What this means is that language considered as a system — its lexical items and grammatical categories — is to be related to its context of culture; while instances of language in use — specific texts and their component parts — are to be related to their context of situation. Both these contexts are of course outside of language itself.