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Title: A contrastive analysis of features of government work report(2022) and its translation—from the perspective of transitivity system
Authors: Gao, Mengqi
Keywords: Humanities::Language
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Gao, M. (2023). A contrastive analysis of features of government work report(2022) and its translation—from the perspective of transitivity system. Master's thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. https://hdl.handle.net/10356/168476
Abstract: This thesis introduces the content of experiential function in Systemic Functional Grammar and applies the theory to the Report on the Work of the Government(2022) and the translated RWG. By labelling transitivity types on each clause and comparing such differences between the two versions, I analyse the two texts' goals, effects, and general features. This thesis starts with a brief introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar and then focuses on experiential function, including the transitivity system's role in it. It goes on to look at the Reports from the point of view of six process types (material, mental, relational, verbal, behavioural, and existential processes) and observe overall patterns. This thesis records and concludes what may be the least distinct, leading to confusion when differentiating process types and why. Then I discuss the apparent difference in the transitivity system between C-RWG and E-RWG. By taking examples from the Report, I explain why the text chose this specific word, structure or process, what is the translators' motivation and what kind of effect they want to achieve. Hence my interpretation is not only on the text itself but also on the context (context of the situation, thought pattern, or culture) and on the systematic relationship between context and text. (Halliday, 1994)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/168476
Schools: School of Humanities 
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