This paper carries on a tentative interpersonal metafunction analysis of Barack Obama’s Victory Speech from the Interpersonal Metafunction, which aims to help . Abstract. This study presents an interpersonal metafunction analysis of selected adverts of two political parties during the last general election. Analyzing Interpersonal Metafunction through Mood and Modality in Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow from Critical Discourse and Womanist.
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In my last postwe looked at interpersonl overview of what Systemic Functional Grammar is. This post will explore the Interpersonal Metafunction, and in Part 3we shall look at the Experiential Metafunction, and in Part 4we will be examining the Textual Metafunctions and I will also be suggesting some ideas as to how we could apply SFG to our language classrooms. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. The Functional Analysis of English.
We use language metarunction enact our personal and social relationships the interpersonal metafunctionto interpersnoal our experience of the world and our consciousness the experiential metafunctionand to organise discourse and create continuity and flow in our texts the textual metafunction Halliday and Matthiessen, Each metafunction has its own systems of choices, each choice resulting in a structure.
However, realisations of these 3 metafunctions occur simultaneously, allowing language to create different interpereonal at the same time Eggins, Language involves interactions where we initiate or respond to the act of giving or demanding for goods-and-services or information.
Thus, Halliday and Mathiessen regard this function as one of exchange. The principle grammatical system here is the MOOD network, within which is a choice between imperative and indicative. If indicative is chosen, there is a choice between declarative and interrogative.
These choices are realised by manipulating the Mood element. The Subject is realised by a nominal group that the speaker gives responsibility to for the validity of the clause ibidwhile the Finite is realised by the first of the verbal group.
The rest of the verbal group is the Predicatorwhich forms part of the Residue. The Mood element can be mtafunction in Mood tags pedagogically, question tags.
Goods-and-services are tangible commodities or activities, and responses to proposals offers and commands can be non-linguistic and limited to either accepting or refusing. Language merely facilitates the success of the exchange. The exchange of information involves an intangible, verbal commodity and language is the end in itself. The demanding of information is expressed by a question realised by an interrogative.
Statements and intrpersonal propositions can be argued with, denied, adjusted, etc. However, declaratives andinterrogatives could also be polite requests for goods-and-services since basic commands might be considered Face Threatening Acts, and thus highly impolite Brown and Levinson, Modals are also often used to disguise demanding proposals or soften propositions Bloor and Bloor,but it is important that EFL students initially learn the most straightforward grammatical realisations of the interpersonal metafunction, before shifting towards increasing interpersonal distance through less straightforward structures Butt et al, Teachers can help students anchor such viewpoints within the Mood.
However, according to Halliday and Matthiessenthis is not always the case. Metatunction propositions, the positive and negative poles in the Mood assert or deny what is stated in the Residue, e. In between these certainties are degrees of probability metafuunction usuality signalled by modalization ibid.
Modal ibterpersonal are included in the Mood, and can be categorised into. With proposals, the positive and negative poles prescribe or proscribe e. The distinction between proposition and proposal becomes blurred and the distinction between modalization and modulation becomes context-dependent.
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You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content In my last postwe looked at an overview of what Systemic Functional Grammar is. New The Interpersonal Metafunction Language involves interactions where we initiate or respond to the act of giving or demanding for goods-and-services or information.
Josh can speak English. An offer realised as an interrogative Would you like some biscuits?
Systemic Functional Grammar (Part 2 – The Interpersonal Metafunction)
Finite Subject Predicator Complement Mood Residue The exchange of information involves an intangible, verbal commodity and language is the metafuncyion in metafunctjon. Modality With propositions, the positive and negative poles in the Mood assert or deny what is stated in the Residue, e. Modal adjuncts are included in the Mood, and can be categorised into i Mood adjuncts, e. See SFG Part 1. Tell your friends Twitter Facebook LinkedIn.
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