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Muhammad Naveed Khan


This study is basically deals with transitivity system to explore the character of Noor Jehan in the book "I Should have Honor". Transitivity system is a grammatical term which deals with all process types in the structure of language (song, 2013).The writer's intensions toward characterization of any novel are identified with the help of language choices. The mindset of the writer of any text is portrayed by this term transitivity (Fowler, 1986). This study follows Systemic Functional Grammar introduced by Holliday in (1960) as it's theoretical framework. This research is based on SFG theory which examines language as a meaning-making source. This theory provides us the opportunity to better understanding of language uses in any literary text. Transitivity has been used as tool to examine ideological function of language by many researchers ( Rashid, 2016). Three meta-functions such as ideational, interpersonal and textual functions have been distinguished by Holliday (1985). Transitivity system elaborates people's actions as a tool at a broader level (Holliday, 1994). According to Holliday (1967), transitivity enables to express people's all outer and inner experience of world. The experience of the world is represented in the ideational meaning by using the processes, participants and circumstantial elements.

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