A Functional Pragmatic Study of Condonation in English and Arabic Texts
The study aims to analyze the condonation in English and Arabic texts from a functional pragmatic perspective, namely, speech acts, dexis, transitivity, discursive strategies (as in compassion move, hyperbole, concretization and genericization), functional items(textual, logical, interpersonal, experiential). The selected texts of condonation are taken from the holy Bible and the glorious Quran. The study adopts a qualitative method of analysis. Findings of the study are: first, condonation is conditional to some kinds of people in both texts. Second, Its form can be divided into explicit and implicit(as advice, order, and request). Fourth, Discursive strategies and functional items are utilized to clarify the intension of the speakers and to display the reasons for their speeches.