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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Functional linguistics is one the three major trends of linguistics in which both function and meaning are simultaneously taken into account. In Halliday's functionalism, three kinds of meaning are concerned: Experimental Metafunction, Textual Metafunction, Interpersonal Metafunction, of which the third one is used in this article for analyzing The Lights, I'll Turn Off, by Zoyā Pirzād.
This article, after determining the theoretical principles of Halliday's functionalism, applies them to the novel of Pirzād. The statistical graphs produced by this application proves that the past tense is mostly used in the novel, while future tense is not used at all; meanwhile indicative mood which is comparatively used more, characterizes the narrative style of the novel. Concerning the adjuncts, the verbal adjuncts and the qualitative adjuncts have respectively the most and the least usage.