Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Misunderstanding Tenor

Martin (1992: 523):
Tenor refers to the negotiation of social relationships among participants.

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This confuses context (tenor) with language (negotiation).  The confusion is thus along the theoretical dimension of stratification.  Halliday & Matthiessen (1999: 320) describe tenor as: 
the relationship between the interactants, between speaker and listener, in terms of social rôles in general and those created through language in particular (‘who are taking part?).

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