Interpersonal Meaning Analysis of Selected Song Lyrics from Queen’s Greatest Hits Album
- 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.033How to use a DOI?
- interpersonal meaning, mood types, modality, Queen, song lyrics
This research aims to analyze five selected song lyrics from Queen’s Greatest Hits album, and it is to generate the meanings from the analysis results. The objectives of this study are to describe the types of interpersonal meaning by looking at the most dominant mood types and value of modality. The design of this research is qualitative data collection and analysis. The main sources of data were taken from Queen’s Greatest Hits album which are Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop me Now, We are the Champions, and You’re my Best Friend song lyrics. The data were analyzed by using Halliday’s Systemic Functional Linguistics theory (Halliday, 1994), which is focused on mood types (Gerot & Wignell, 1994) and the value of modality (Eggins, 1994). The analysis shows that Declarative Mood and median modality are dominantly used in the song lyrics. Declarative mood realizing the speech function of a statement is used to convey information. Meanwhile, median modality tends to positions the speaker equally with the listener when the expression of willingness is used and also generated how strong the speaker commits himself to the truth.
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TY - CONF AU - Raynanda Sukma Medina AU - Safrina Noorman PY - 2020 DA - 2020/04/09 TI - Interpersonal Meaning Analysis of Selected Song Lyrics from Queen’s Greatest Hits Album BT - Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 165 EP - 170 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200406.033 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200406.033 ID - Medina2020 ER -