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. 3, No. 5-1, 2015, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2015030501.11

9 Pages Posted: 11 May 2015

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Mehwish Noor

University of Gujrat

Moazzam Ali

University of Gujrat

Fakharh Muhabat

University of Gujrat

Bahram Kazemian

Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Tabriz Branch

Date Written: May 8, 2015

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

Suggested Citation

Noor, Mehwish and Ali, Moazzam and Muhabat, Fakharh and Kazemian, Bahram, Systemic Functional Linguistics Mood Analysis of the Last Address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) (May 8, 2015). International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Special Issue: Critical Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric, and Grammatical Metaphor in Political and Advertisement Discourses. Vol. 3, No. 5-1, 2015, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2015030501.11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2604000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2604000

Mehwish Noor

University of Gujrat ( email )

Jalalpur Jattan Road
Gujrat, Punjab 0092
Pakistan

Moazzam Ali

University of Gujrat ( email )

Jalalpur Jattan Road
Gujrat, Punjab 0092
Pakistan

Fakharh Muhabat

University of Gujrat ( email )

Jalalpur Jattan Road
Gujrat, Punjab 0092
Pakistan

Bahram Kazemian (Contact Author)

Islamic Azad University (IAU) - Tabriz Branch ( email )

Tabriz Northern Bypass Expy
Tabriz
Iran

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