Can semantic networks capture intra- and inter-registerial variation? Palliative care discourse interrogates Hasan's message semantics
Perhaps the most important line of argument in Ruqaiya Hasan's work is the idea that the semantic stratum of language can be modelled paradigmatically, through the tool which has been used to model other strata, namely, the system network (Hasan, 1996a, 2009b). As Hasan and Cloran put it (2009, p. 95): Since the principle of paradigmatic organisation applies to all levels of language, it is reasonable to suppose that the facts at the semantic level can also be represented as systems of interlocking choices.
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