Monday, 11 April 2016

Using Metaphor To Misrepresent Grammatical Metaphor

Martin (1992: 490-1):
Grammatical metaphor then is the meta-process behind a text.  It co-ordinates the synoptic systems and dynamic processes that give rise to text.  It is the technology that let's [sic] the modules harmonise.  It is their medium, their catalyst, the groove of their symbiosis, their facilitator, their mediator.  It is the re/source of texture.

Blogger Comments:

[1] This is all disproved by the existence of just one text that doesn't deploy grammatical metaphor.

[2] This continues the misconstrual of the architecture of SFL theory in terms of "interacting modules".  See the earlier critique here.