A Scrutiny of a "Pathway to English Phase E” Textbook in Transitivity System


  • Benny Nugraha Universitas Terbuka
  • Marwito Wihadi Universitas Kuningan




SFL, Transitivity Process, Subject, Object


The research was focused on one of analysis systems in a systemic functional linguistics study, especially analysis of transitivity ecncountered and pinpointed by the writers in the “Pathway to English” textbook. The research objective was to discover the types of transitivity processes identified in the “Pathway to English” textbook . This study was a qualitative research with descriptive data in a discourse approach. The data were a respective genre found in chapter one until three. The research findings showed that not all types of transitivity were prevalent. It was found that the highest usage of the transitivity process was material process, which was shown more active, and the lowest one was meteorological because there are no clauses explaining what the weather is. The character in a text should be a subject and an object, so the researcher can determine whether  the character is subject or object in the clause.


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