Textual Theme In Interpersonal Decision Making

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2.9.1.1. Textual Theme Butt, et. al, (1999) argue that Textual Theme connects the experiential meanings to the meanings neighboring clauses to create a cohesive text with well-signposted connections between messages (p.137). Textual theme is almost always the first part of the clause, precede any Interpersonal Theme. It is distinguished by a linking function. Textual Theme resources include (i) conjunction (ii) relative element; and (iii) clause binder). Conjunctions indicate a conjunctive relationship with previous discourse such as (but, nevertheless, and, when, and so). Textual theme may also be a continuative (e.g., now, well, so). It may combine with topical Theme to make a multiple Theme. Butt, et. al, (1999) point out that the textual…show more content…
20)". The Mood element involves two main constituents: Mood and the Residue. The Mood consists of two components: the subject which is realized by a nominal group and the finite operator which is realized by a verbal group. The second element of the Interpersonal Function is the Residue which consists of functional elements of three kinds: Predicator, Complement and Adjunct. The Predicator is realized by the verbal group and it is non-finite. Its function is to specify the voice (active or passive) and the process. The Complement is an element that has the potential of being subject, but is not. It is typically realized by a nominal group. The Adjunct is an element that has not got the potential of being as a subject. The adjunct is typically realized by adverbial or prepositional phrases. There are three primary options in what is called the Mood system. They are: Statements expressed by declarative clauses 'Subject^Finite ordering'; Questions by interrogative clauses which can be recognized by the 'Finite^Subject ordering'; and Commands by imperative clauses 'no Subject or…show more content…
They are realized by prepositional phrase or adverbial group. There are three subclasses of Adjuncts: Circumstantial (Acir). This type contributes to the experiential meaning of the clause. This category provides answer to question-information words, telling when, where, how, who with, etc.); Conjunctive (Acon), or ‘discourse markers,’ this type signals how the clause as a whole coheres with the preceding textto create textual meanings, e.g. however, therefore, actually. Modal (Amod) which indicates the speaker’s degree of commitment to or viewpoint on what s/he is saying. It contribute to the interpersonal function and falls into two main groups. First, Comment Adjuncts which comment on the clause as whole and are separated off from the rest of the clause by commas such as ‘unfortunately’,' significantly',' admittedly' etc., as noted in Halliday and Matthiessen (2014, p. 191). Second, Mood Adjuncts signify hedging or modulating the proposition of a message

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