Mood System of Lion Air’s Safety Demonstration Announcement: A Systemic Functional Analysis

Muhammad Putra Wibowo, Sutiono Mahdi

Abstract

The aim of this study is to classify the mood system of Lion Air’s safety demonstration announcement via a Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) approach. Using descriptive analysis, we seek to identify the mood types of 45 safety demonstration clauses collected from the Lion Air Announcement Book issued on December 19th, 2012. The findings of the study show that Lion Air’s safety demonstration announcements feature declarative mood systems as the major mood, and imperative mood systems as the minor mood. From a total of 26 declarative moods, 19 contain verbal groups which consist of finite and predicator, and 7 contain verbal groups which consist of finite only. Meanwhile, from 19 imperative moods, 18 consist of no mood (residue only), and one mood consists of finite only.

Keywords— mood system, Lion Air’s safety demonstration announcement, Systemic Functional Linguistics

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