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ENGLISH VERBS IN LIFESTYLE ARTICLES IN THE JAKARTA POST: A CORPUS BASED ANALYSIS

Anggun Pramesti, Zanuar (2019) ENGLISH VERBS IN LIFESTYLE ARTICLES IN THE JAKARTA POST: A CORPUS BASED ANALYSIS. Bachelor thesis, PBI, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan.

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Abstract

Verb is one of the most important word classes in Linguistics construction due to its prominent role and dynamic nature. Interestingly, the use of verbs in different Linguistics contexts might be various because the context can limit or allow certain verbs to occur more frequently than other verbs. It is compelling to study further the use of verbs in a particular Linguistics context. This research thus aims at examining the use of verbs in lifestyle articles in The Jakarta Post to figure out the frequency of verbs and how it relates to the characteristics of lifestyle articles. This study compiled The Jakarta corpus comprising news articles belong to the category of soft news (lifestyle articles) from October 5th, 2018 until November 3rd, 2018 with total size of 29.195 words. This study used qualitative method to classifying verb types used in this study refer to those compiled by Scheibman (combining Halliday's verb taxonomy and Dixon's verb types). This study also used quantitative method to find the frequency of verb types with help of LancsBox tool (for Windows). Based on the analysis, it is obvious that material verb is the most frequent verb type, followed by verbal and relational. As for the least frequent ones, there are cognition and perception/ relational types. It is plausible that material type occupies the most frequent position because it denotes concrete actions that are related to the events being reported and verbal type occupies the second most frequent position since the nature of news is to deliver information; both are vital in constructing news text. Meanwhile, cognition and perception/ relational types are least frequent because cognition deals with cognitive activity (e.g. thinking, remembering, etc.) and perception/ relational shows subjectivity. Both verb types are rather insignificant concepts in news writing. Based on the result of analysis, it is obvious that there is a firm relation between frequency of verbs used in news text and characteristics of the text: Linguistics units that are not in accordance with the function of the text are not really needed and thus infrequently used.

Item Type: Naskah Publikasi (Bachelor)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S1-English Education (S1-Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)
Depositing User: publikasi uad
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2019 03:07
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 03:07
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/15276

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