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Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Contextual Preselection Of A Register Within The Semantic System

Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 376):
A given contextual specification of field, tenor and mode is thus realised by “preselecting” a register within the semantic system … This contextual preselection within the semantics narrows down the overall potential to a registerial subpotential; a field specification narrows down the ideational potential from that of the overall ideation base to that of a domain model.