International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Mood and Modality in Christian Magazines: A Systemic Functional Analysis of Christian Women Mirror
Bankole, Mercy Adenike, Ayoola, Moses Olusanya

This study presents an exploration ofhow interpersonal relationships are created and the nature of propositions in religious articles. Some columns in six editions of a Christian magazine,“Christian women mirror”were selected for analysis. The selected texts were broken down into clauses and analyzed for mood and modality within the frame work of Systemic Functional Grammar. The analysis reveals a mood structure that gives varying degrees of ‘propositions’ and ‘proposals’ that are capable of getting the readers persuaded. We concluded that the difference in the Lexico-grammar analysis and the Speech functions of the clauses are due to the need to get the readers persuaded about the Christian ideology.

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