“In this paper, we claim that the use of “metaphor” in the Hallidayan use of the expression “grammatical metaphor” is metaphorical and has a metaphorical meaning. In addition, we defend that the notion of grammatical metaphor is metaphorically constructed from an outdated notion of metaphor.”
t scares me that I understand this. Not enough to explain it much further but it paints a functioning structure in my head just the same.
“Grammatical metaphor is a linguistic structure that results from the stratal tension between ideational (experiential and logical) and interpersonal meanings in discourse semantics, and lexicogrammar. The above definition opens up room for the theorization of interpersonal metaphor and emphasizes a differentiation between experiential and logical metaphors.”
ideational would be what’s solely going on in your head. Interpersonal would be between people or social.
So in trying to explain what you’re thinking, you might have to use grammatical metaphor. The tension is that the listener/s might not grasp the metaphor, in which case your structure falls apart.
So the possibility of communication failure is one kind of possible tension.
ol I’m going through different academic papers right now and read this great bit: