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Table 1 The Transitivity representation of Carrie in the extracts of “The Lang Women”

From: Femininity and female sexual desires in “The Lang Women”: an analysis using Halliday’s theory on transitivity

Types of Processes Roles of Carrie Frequency of distribution Percentage distribution
Material Actor 31 54%
Mental Senser 12 21%
Verbal Sayer 2 3.5%
Behavioural Behaver 4 7%
Relational Token 2 3.5%
Carrier 6 11%
  Total 57 100%