AN IDEATIONAL METAFUNCTION ANALYSIS OF THERESA MAY SPEECH

Journal Title: Молодий вчений - Year 2018, Vol 1, Issue 53

Abstract

This study presents analysis of the ideational metafunction of one of political speeches on terrorism. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech after Manchester terror attack on May 22, 2017 was chosen as the data for the analysis to find out what language was used to express the view points to reflect the political context. The ideational metafunction within the framework of Systemic Functional Linguistics was used as the theoretical framework for the analysis in this study. The research involved the analysis of transitivity of the various clauses identified. The results of the analysis help to understand why this speech means what it does. The analysis helps to reveal the most frequently used process type in the speech. It can be noticed that according to the results material process, a process of doing is the most commonly used process type in the speech.

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T. Svitach

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T. Svitach (2018). AN IDEATIONAL METAFUNCTION ANALYSIS OF THERESA MAY SPEECH. Молодий вчений, 1(53), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-674480