FUNCTIONAL SENTENCE PERSPECTIVE IN NEWSPAPER REPORTS AS READING MATERIALS
DR. WALE OSISANVVO
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
ADEVEMI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION.
In the present fast growing world economy. literacy development that pays little or no attention to the mass media is totally out of tune with the current revolution going on in the field of information technology. One of the means of ensuring literacy development is by encouraging readers to become efficient readers of news report. This paper reports a study carried out to find out the role of FUNCTIONAL SENTENCE PERSPECTIVE in news paper reports. One hundred and twenty paragraphs were called and analysed from three national news papers. It was found that newspaper reports have their own peculiarities with regard to the use of functional sentence perspective in their paragraph structure. These structural peculiarities needs t0 be properly mastered if we are to produce efficient readers of news reports in newspapers. Suggestions are then made as to how to help readers to overcome
problems posed by such peculiarities.