Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016, Page: 1-9
Systemic Functional Linguistics Mood Analysis of the Last Address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)
Mehwish Noor, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
Moazzam Ali, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
Fakharh Muhabat, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
Bahram Kazemian, Department of English, College of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
Received: Apr. 20, 2015;       Accepted: Apr. 20, 2015;       Published: May 5, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2016040101.11      View  7902      Downloads  440
Abstract
The study highlights the functional and semantic properties of the last address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The study is based upon Halliday’s (1985) SFL Mood analysis. The data obtained from the last address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) are analyzed in tables. The analysis of 56 clauses reveals that 32 are declarative, 22 are imperative; whereas, only one is interrogative clause. A brief discussion explains the functional structural meanings based on clausal Mood classification. The study of the religious text discusses interpersonal metafunction of language. It highlights the power relations of the participants. The study fills the gap of SFL based linguistic study of the religious texts. The research shall act as a torch light for young researchers for further investigation in this regard.
Keywords
SFL Mood Analysis, the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Religious Sermon, Metasunctions, Interpersonal Metaphor
To cite this article
Mehwish Noor, Moazzam Ali, Fakharh Muhabat, Bahram Kazemian, Systemic Functional Linguistics Mood Analysis of the Last Address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Special Issue: Critical Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric, and Grammatical Metaphor in Political and Advertisement Discourses. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2016040101.11
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