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Student's Understanding Of English Expletives Words and Phrases

Fauzia, Fauzia (2017) Student's Understanding Of English Expletives Words and Phrases. Conference Proceedings The 6th Graduate Students Conference on English Education, Linguistics, Literature, and Translation. ISSN ISBN: 978-602-5607-04-2


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Expletives are words or phrases that do not add any structural or grammatical meaning to the sentence. These words and phrases are often referred to as empty words, meaningless phrases, or redundant pairs because they do not add any information to the sentence. The aim of this study is to observe the student's understanding regarding their comprehension of English expletives words and phrases. This research belongs to descriptive qualitative research. The researcher uses observation strategy along with worksheet of English expletives words and phrases that given to the students in the third semester of pre-advanced structure subject. Besides that, there is also questionnaire given to the students in order to know their understanding of English expletives. The result of the study shows that the form of 'redundant pairs' such as past history, future plans, etc. are more understandable by students besides another form of expletives words and phrases (empty words and meaningless phrases). The student's acquisition of the first language is regarded as one of the factors that influences student's understanding of English expletives words and phrases.

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Subjects: 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: Fauzia Fauzia
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2019 06:26
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2019 06:26

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