Aspects of cohesion : a stylistic study of Arthur Miller's All My Sons

Other Title(s)

سمات الترابط النصي : دراسة أسلوبية لمسرحية آرثر ميلر جميعهم أبنائي

Dissertant

Hanunah, Abd al-Aziz Jamal Muhammad

Thesis advisor

Khidr, Khidr Tawfiq

University

Islamic University

Faculty

Faculty of Literature

University Country

Palestine (Gaza Strip)

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2019

English Abstract

This study aimed at investigating and analyzing the different types of cohesion devices used in Arthur Miller's play All My Sons. In addition, the study aimed at explaining the function of every cohesive tie used by the playwright, and examines the most and the least frequent types used in the play. To achieve these goals, the researcher adopted Halliday and Hasan's (1976) model in categorizing the different types of cohesive devices as the main tool for the analysis of the text. The chosen sample of this study is a play All My Sonwritten by an American playwright- Arthur Miller. The researcher has chosen such a play since it represents the significance and necessity of cohesive devices in any piece of written discourse. The design of this research contains both the qualitative and quantitative types of data. The results of the study showed that using cohesion is highly important to keep the text meaningful and understandable. The findings of the study also showed that the total number of the utilized cohesive devices in the text is 5049 ties. The frequency of grammatical cohesion, which shared 4799 ties 95.05%, is more than the lexical one, which shared 250 ties 4.95%. The findings also showed that references were the most frequent grammatical cohesive device, which shared 3924 ties 81.77% while substitution was the least frequent type with 49 ties 1.02%. Moreover, the most frequent lexical cohesive tool was repetition, which scored 183 ties 77.20% whereas synonyms were the least frequent type with 5 ties 2%. Based on the findings of the study a number of suggestions were presented for further research areas.

Main Topic

Languages

No. of Pages

95

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Background of the study.

Chapter Two : Literature review.

Chapter Three : Methodology.

Chapter Four : Cohesion in the text All My Sons.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Hanunah, Abd al-Aziz Jamal Muhammad. (2019). Aspects of cohesion : a stylistic study of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University, Palestine (Gaza Strip)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-893932

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Hanunah, Abd al-Aziz Jamal Muhammad. Aspects of cohesion : a stylistic study of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University. (2019).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-893932

American Medical Association (AMA)

Hanunah, Abd al-Aziz Jamal Muhammad. (2019). Aspects of cohesion : a stylistic study of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University, Palestine (Gaza Strip)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-893932

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-893932