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Representation of Hybrid Identities in Nadeem Aslam’s The Golden Legend: A Transitivity Analysis
This study undertakes the analysis of the hybrid discourse using transitivity model (Halliday, 1985) to uncover the ideology that is fabricated with the linguistic choices for specific meanings, conveyed in a text. These meanings can only be explored by examining how language makes them. This study aims to explore the hybrid identities of the characters under the influence of the horror, fear and violence made by both the Muslim extremists and the Americans in Pakistan. This study, based on the hybrid identities, indicates that the characters want to give themselves voice one way or the other mostly using the material process, verbal process and the mental process to highlight the respective position for themselves in the imperialist world and to fulfill their repressed desires. It has been found out in the study that the characters violate the societal and the religious ties sometimes by hiding themselves from the society and sometimes openly to foreground their hybrid identities. The process material, the participant goal and the circumstance location highly occur in the hybrid discourse whereas the least usage is of the process behavioural, the participant behaver and the circumstance contingency.
M. Phil Scholar, Department of Linguistics & Literature, Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar (D. I. Khan Campus), KP, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Ajmal
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics & Literature, Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar (D.I. Khan Campus), KP, Pakistan
Dr. Rubina Masum
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan