IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Mr. Fahd Mohammed Sagheer Eid
This paper aims to attempt systemic functional analysis of clause complex in news texts adopting Hallidayan linguistic perspective. News language may contain lexical and grammatical ambiguities that arise because of the use of technical terms that may cause confusion among their readers. Because news texts are written, they have more complex grammars and do not use pauses, stresses, intonations and tones of speech as those in spoken language. Here lies the reason behind the difficulty of meaning that people might face and then they try to interpret it in more than one meaning. According to Leech (1981:30), “An expression is said to be ambiguous when more than one interpretation can be assigned to it”. Now, comes the role of clause complex to resolve the problems by analyzing the modes of meaning in those texts.