Modal structure in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five
Keywords:American literature, modal structures, systemic functional grammar, linguistics, stylistic, literary analysis
AbstractThe article analyses modal structure (tense, polarity) in Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse-Five within the framework of Systemic-Functional Grammar. The analysis of the Mood element shows the prevailing pattern to be past positive; the use of present tenses embodies Vonnegut's specific non-linear concept of time. Similarly, the absence of negative polarity builds the deterministic belief that pervades the novel.
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Kavalir, M. (2011). Modal structure in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-five. Acta Neophilologica, 44(1-2), 103–111. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.44.1-2.103-111
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