From Language to Multimodality - New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning - Carys Jones

From Language to Multimodality - New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning - Carys Jones

5 Construing attitude and experience in discourse – the interaction of the TRANSITIVITY and APPRAISAL systems

From Language to Multimodality - New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning - Carys Jones

Claire Scott
Macquarie University

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In this chapter, the author further explore the interaction of the systems of TRANSITIVITY and JUDGEMENT by presenting a parallel analysis of these systems in two topically related texts. Whilst appraisal analysis is often conducted on texts as an end in itself, the author wishes to show the power of combining the two forms of analysis as a basis for understanding texts as registerial varieties, and for exploring their ideological tendencies. The analysis and interpretation of appraisal is presented first, in order to show the results of an analysis based on appraisal alone. Following that, the author sets out my analysis and interpretation of transitivity in order to illustrate the impact that an understanding of experiential meanings has on our interpretation of the appraisal in the text.

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Scott, Claire. 5 Construing attitude and experience in discourse – the interaction of the TRANSITIVITY and APPRAISAL systems. From Language to Multimodality - New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 87 - 111 Dec 2008. ISBN 9781845539115. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21981. Date accessed: 15 May 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21981. Dec 2008

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