Sunday, 26 April 2015

Misrepresenting Stratification

Martin (1992: 46):
To this point a stratified approach to the function of interacts has been proposed, with MOOD and SPEECH FUNCTION each contributing one layer of meaning on the content plane.

Blogger Comment:

In SFL stratification, the content plane consists of one level of meaning, semantics, and one level of wording, lexicogrammar, not two levels of meaning.

The grammatical system of MOOD is a system of wording that realises meaning: the semantic system of SPEECH FUNCTION.

The semantic system of SPEECH FUNCTION is a system of meaning that is realised by wording: the grammatical system of MOOD.