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Abbas, Azwar (2014) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF RIDDLE GAMES IN TEACHING READING. Project Report. UAD Press. (In Press)

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This study aimed to find out the types, the meanings, the functions, and the structures of Idiomatic Expressions Used in Business Articles of The Jakarta Post. The topic is definitely interesting to study because it offers to the learners how to use idioms in English language closely like natives.This research is qualitative descriptive research. The data sources of this research were business articles of The Jakarta Post. The data were collected by using note taking technique, recording technique, separating technique, transferring technique, and changing technique. After collecting the data the writer reduced and analyzed the data to find out the types, the meanings, the functions, and the structures of idiomatic expressions used in business articles of The Jakarta Post.The study showed that there are 93 idiomatic expressions. There are three types of idioms in this study, namely pure idiom, semi idiom, and literal idiom. There are 50 pure idioms, 36 semi idioms, and 7 literal idioms. The meanings of the idiomatic expression are figurative, connotative, and denotative meaning. The functions of idiomatic expressions are to replace a literal word or expression, to make their language richer and more colorful, to shorten the utterance, and to convey subtle shades of meaning or intention. The most typical structures of idiomatic expression found in this study are verb + preposition(s), the semi clause, adjective + noun, and preposition + adjective. Keywords: types, meanings, functions, structures, idiomatic expression.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S2-Masters in English Education (S2-Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)
Depositing User: M.Hum Azwar Abbas
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 04:19
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 04:19

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