Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Ideational Functional Analysis Of Mrs. Dalloway And A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

Asad Khalid , Mohey-ud-Din Aurangzaib , Awais Rubbani


The present study aims to explore Ideational Functional Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. This is a comparative study and the purpose of this present research is to explain the processes, functions of participants, and the elements of circumstances, and to explore in a comparative study which novelist has used which transitivity process high in frequency that are found in the clauses in the text of the novels, “A Portrait of the Man as a Young Artist” by James Joyce, and “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Wolf. The theoretical framework of this research is based on Systemic Functional Language by M. A. Halliday (1985) in which language is seen from a functional perspective. Systemic Functional Language is a meaning-making resource. This study is based on a mixed-method approach. The process of determining the frequencies of the occurrences is based on quantitative research while the interpretation of the results of each type employed by the qualitative research. The transitivity analysis of the text has been carried out by using AntConc 3.5.9 corpus tool software. The findings reveal that transitivity have been found in both novels and the novelist used them according to their need and choice. This research of the transitivity analysis may help future language researchers to analyze and interpret the literary piece of art of different genres.

Pages: 5883-5900

Keywords: Systemic Functional Language, Transitivity analysis, Comparative study, Ideational Function.

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