By Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday, Christian M. I. M. Matthiessen

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P. 64]. But it is in speech that authenticity becomes critical; and this leads us to the second point. Second, its data include spoken language, ranging from fairly formal or at least selfmonitored speech (as in interviews) to casual, spontaneous chatter. The reason this is so important is not, as people sometimes think, a sort of inverted scale of values in reaction against earlier attitudes that dismissed everyday speech as formless and incoherent; it is a more positive factor — namely, that not only is natural spoken language every whit as highly organized as writing (it is simply organized along somewhat different lines; Halliday, 1985, 1987a) but, more significantly, it is in the most unself-monitored spontaneous speech that people explore and expand their meaning potential.

Would Jane Austen (or our own teachers in school) have acknowledged the ‘doubtle -ing’ form she used in Mansfield Park: But it would rather do her good after being stooping among the roses; . .? , p. 64]. But it is in speech that authenticity becomes critical; and this leads us to the second point. Second, its data include spoken language, ranging from fairly formal or at least selfmonitored speech (as in interviews) to casual, spontaneous chatter. The reason this is so important is not, as people sometimes think, a sort of inverted scale of values in reaction against earlier attitudes that dismissed everyday speech as formless and incoherent; it is a more positive factor — namely, that not only is natural spoken language every whit as highly organized as writing (it is simply organized along somewhat different lines; Halliday, 1985, 1987a) but, more significantly, it is in the most unself-monitored spontaneous speech that people explore and expand their meaning potential.

The reason for this can best be explained in terms of the functions that language serves in human lives. We use language to make sense of our experience, and to carry out our interactions with other people. This means that the grammar has to interface with what goes on outside language: with the happenings and conditions of the world, and with the social processes we engage in. But at the same time it has to organize the construal of experience, and the enactment of social processes, so that they can be transformed into wording.

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