The Representation of Transitivity Clauses in Iraqi EFL Learners’ Literary Performance
Anbar University Journal of Languages & Literature,
2022, Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 694-704
AbstractThe present study investigates the functions of representing transitivity clauses in Iraqi EFL learners' literary answers. The representation of transitivity clauses is a linguistic case in which the learner uses different processes to analyze literary items. To this end, the study adopts Halliday's SFG of transitivity processes to analyze students' answers of the third class of the English department in drama, Hamlet. The study concludes that transitivity processes are represented in learners' answers. Transitivity processes realized in the samples of literary answers of the third class of the English department are variant. Mental and verbal processes recur the highest degree of use among other transitivity processes, 25% each, whereas existential process scores the lowest, 1%.
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