Linguistic Choices in Hamid’s Moth Smoke: A Transitivity Analysis
作者: Hafiz Muhammad QasimMubina TalaatQamar KhushiMusarrat Azher
刊名: International Journal of English Linguistics, 2018, Vol.8 (3), pp.303
来源数据库: Canadian Center of Science and Education
DOI: 10.5539/ijel.v8n3p303
原始语种摘要: The present study is aimed at an investigation of how meanings are construed in a literary text. The main theoretical framework employed for the data analysis was transitivity, which finds its roots in Halliday’s (1994) Systemic Functional Grammar. 21 texts from Hamid’s novel, Moth Smoke (MS) were selected as data. A sample size of 1100 complex clause sentences containing different processes, participants and circumstances was drawn for analysis. The focus of the study was the identification of transitivity patterns associated with the main characters of the novel following Simpson (2004) who viewed it “useful indicator of character in prose fiction” (p. 119). The findings of transitivity constructions showed that all types of processes were found in MS. Based on the rank of frequency,...
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关键词翻译
关键词翻译
  • transitivity 可递性
  • attributive 属性的
  • circumstances 情形
  • existential 存在的
  • verbal 口头
  • literary 文献
  • projection 投射
  • material 充填料
  • analysis 分析
  • clause 子句